I voted! Members are casting ballots in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kites Awards. 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 means that as a member of the Mid-South, I vote for a book authored or illustrated by a fellow Mid-South member.
Yes, Missouri is part of the Mid-South. It doesn’t make a whole lof of sense to me but it doesn’t have to. You don’t even need to know what division you are in because it will automatically load to your profile page.
How do you vote?
- 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. You can scroll down the page and click on “More Info” to find out additional information on any of the five books.
- 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 your vote and then you simply click “yes” or “no.”
I know it sounds tricky but once you make it to the actual ballot, just follow the prompts. It is super easy!
This is Round 2 which started on the 18th. You have until April 30, 2021 at 5 pm to vote. Winners will be announced in May. Good luck to all the authors and illustrators with books on the ballot!