Are you an SCBWI member? If so, have you cast your ballot in the first round of the Crystal Kite voting? The Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award that gives SCBWI members (divided into 15 regions) the opportunity to vote for and recognize amazing books in their regions.
The first round of voting is going on now through April 14, 2016. Here is what you need to do to vote:
Go to the SBWI site and log in.
At the upper right corner of your screen, click on My Home. That will take you to your page with your profile picture to the left and your various information as well as a column of tabs on the left hand side of your screen.
At the bottom of this list of tabs, find a click on Vote in Crystal Kite Awards.
Through April 14, click on the Vote tab will take you to first round of voting in your division. Yeah, the categories feel odd — I’m in the Mid-South.
Books are arranged more or less alphabetically. Be sure to visit and review each page of entries before voting. I had 2 – 3 pages (depending on number of books per page) and 35 entries.
When you click on the button to vote for a book it will ask you if you are sure. You get to vote for one and only one book.
The longer I’m a SCBWI member, the harder this is because I actually now the people who have written and illustrated the books. Its never an easy choice, but please take the time to vote.