If you are an SCBWI member, it is time to cast your vote in the Crystal Kite Awards. For those of you who have not voted before, the Crystal Kites are voted on by your peers, fellow authors and illustrators. There is an award for each of the SCBWI regional divisions worldwide.
This is Round 1 in the voting which will continue through April 14. Cast your vote for one book. The winners in this Round will become the finalists in the Second/Final round.
To vote, just follow these simple steps.
- Go to the SCBWI site and log in. You have to be logged in so this step is important.
- Once you have logged in and reached your member profile page, scroll to the bottom of the left hand menu and click on “Vote in the Crystal Kite Awards.”
- This will automatically take you to the correct region, thankfully. I’m in Kansas-Missouri which is part of the Mid-South. You can scroll down the page and click on “More Info” to find out additional information on any given book. You can sort the books by Title, Author Name, or Illustrator Name.
- Once you have decided which book you want to vote for, click on the “Vote For This Book” button for the book you have chosen. You will be asked to confirm you vote and then you simply click “yes” or “no.”
That’s all there is to it. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go look over 41 different books and cast my vote. It is so exciting to see so many books that I recognize.