- The contest offers you a chance to be published.
- The winning result -- a book included in boxes of Cheerios -- encourages children to read. Always a good thing.
- The PR pitch was on target, a rare and wonderful happening. That's right. Someone sent a blog re: creativity and writing a post idea re: creativity and writing. Go figure. (I should also tell you I received a free copy of How Do You Hug a Porcupine? by Laurie Isop, the 2010 Grand Prize Winner. I read it. I liked it. And it's useful information: I have a few porcupines in my life.)
*I have a children's story I would enter, but I think my professional writer status rules me out. Such is the way of the world ...