The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly Costa Rica!!
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Timestamp: 2008-09-06 18:45:01 UTC
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Thanks so much to everyone for playing. This book is so adorable and Debbie was just a delight to work with - which reminds me....
Smart Poodle Publishing Announces the Winners of
the 2008 Youngest Travel Writers Contest
All Winning Entries Can be Read at
Judging: We received a fascinating collection of original stories, some based on real travel experiences and others on imaginary journeys. The judges enjoyed reading every unique entry. Entries with the majority of votes from the 5 judges were chosen. It was very challenging to choose one winner in each category, as there were dozens of talented young writers who submitted their stories. So in addition to the 1st Place winners, we have added an Honorable Mention Category, to feature the runners-up in each age category. Each of our young writers did an outstanding job! (See judges' bios below)
Category 1 (Ages 5-6)
Category 2 (Ages 7-8)
Category 3 (Ages 9-10)
Patty brings a wealth of experience to the Smart Poodle Kids Travel Writing Contest. She has worked as a marketing professional in the travel industry for 15 years. She has been responsible for producing countless travel brochures, including overseeing both writing and design. She is now the owner of The Copelin Group, which provides innovative marketing consulting services, primarily for the Travel Industry. She has a BA in Advertising/Marketing from The University of Florida and a Masters Degree in Direct Marketing from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Patty is the Mom of an eleven year-old son, and has enjoyed reading many picture books with him! Her favorite children’s book authors are Dr. Seuss, and Debbie Glade J. Her favorite novelists are Anne Rice and Pat Conroy. Patty loves taking Karate and spinning classes. She has a talent for attracting stray animals and has done her share of rescuing and nurturing them. Given her line of work, Patty has had the opportunity to travel all over the world and take many amazing photographs along the way
John was the co-composer of songs from the CD from The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica. He has been playing guitar since he was a child and has a fantastic singing voice. John loves folk music, funk and classic rock. John has been a bank executive for many years. He has a BA in Finance from Illinois State University and an MBA in Finance from The University of Illinois. In his spare time, He loves kayaking, hiking, bike riding and has a great appreciation for wildlife, especially in the Florida Everglades. John’s favorite authors are J.R. Tolkein, Carl Hiaasen, and Frank Rivers. John has a knack for making people laugh hysterically, and he finds humor in just about everything.
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