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Young Authors & Illustrators Awards Reception 2010

Metro Parent honored 80 talented young writers and doodlers on July 11, 2010 in a special ceremony held on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit

Metro Parent honored 80 talented southeast Michigan kids in grades 1-8 in its 11th annual Young Authors & Illustrators Competition. The awards ceremony was held Saturday, July 11, 2010 at the Hilberry Theatre on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit. Before the awards were announced, all finalists were treated to a special showing of interactive theater as Robin Hood played on stage. Then, the winners – chosen from a pool of 450 entries! – were unveiled.

Prize packages for the three overall winners included a $250 toward their college savings accounts and a special trophy. The six first-place winners (three for writing, three for illustration) received a trophy. Alternate winners and honorable mentions got special certificates. And every kid got his or her moment in the spotlight – plus an age-appropriate book, commemorative bookmark and a reception featuring fruits, cookies and beverages.

Even sponsors included: Concentra, the Hantz Group, WDET, Sleeping Bear Press and Highest Honor. Catering was provided by Bommarito Bakery of St. Clair Shores and Woodbridge Pub in Detroit.

All entries will be available for pick up from Metro Parent's Ferndale office starting on July 12, 2010.

Congratulations to all our winners – and we look forward to reading your new creations next year!

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