Each month the creators of Storybird set out a writing challenge for Storybird users.
For the September challenge, ‘The New Kid‘ they want you to think back to a time when they tried something new for the first time.
How did it make you feel? Use your experience, and your memories of those emotions, to help you create your characters and tell your story.
1. Theme of the month: The New Kid – Your challenge this month is to write a picture book based on your experience trying something new for the first time. Tap into your own memories and emotions to help bring your (fictional) characters to life. Be sure not to share any personal information like your last name or your school. Remember, all stories submitted to the challenge must follow our community guidelines.
To be eligible for inclusion in the monthly roundup, you must submit your picture book by September 24, 2016.
2. Choose your artwork – Browse our library of images to find the artwork that inspires you. You can choose art by a single illustrator, or search for a keyword to use a selection of art around a particular theme.
3. Submit – When you have finished your book, select “September Challenge” on the book details page before you submit to moderation.
4. Eligibility – Any Storybird member can participate in our writing challenge. You join simply by participating. Paid membership is not required (but it will allow you to display your beautiful badges like the one shown below, receive printable certificates for each challenge, and get lots of other perks.)
You must have a Regular account for your story to appear in the public library and to be featured on our blog and to earn the badge. Stories published from Student accounts are only visible to members of your class.