DC and Capstone Sponsor Kids’ Writing Contest About Heroes

Capstone, publisher of the DC Super-Pets books and hardcover reprints of DC comics for the library market, and DC Entertainment are co-sponsoring a writing contest for kids.

Capstone superhero contest

Children in grades 3-6 are asked to write about the “real” superhero in their lives.

Children enter the contest by describing the human powers, such as courage, generosity, or imagination, which make their selected hero special…. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and heroism. The top five entries will be posted online, where kids from across the country will vote to determine the grand prize winner!

Entry deadline is April 15. Voting for the grand prize winner begins May 15, with the winner announced at Book Expo America on May 30, 2013.

The top five win a set of Man of Steel chapter books, with the grand prize winner getting a trip for four to the DC Entertainment offices and Warner Bros. Animation Studios in Burbank, California, plus “a collection of DC Comics and Capstone merchandise”. The person written about will have $2500 donated to the charity of her or his choice.

I find it interesting that the NYC office of the actual comics isn’t included in this prize, nor do they seem to have been involved in the contest.

3 Responses to “DC and Capstone Sponsor Kids’ Writing Contest About Heroes”

  1. DC Launches “Family-Friendly” Blog With More Attention Than They Pay to Kids’ Comics » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    […] major piece of the blog is aimed at promoting the Capstone contest I wrote about yesterday. (That promo page makes me wonder who put this subsite together, since it […]

  2. mercedez linz Says:

    i think this is a great oppertunity for kids not to sit around and play videogames and for them to have something to do and be excited about.

  3. mercedez linz Says:

    i just sent in my writing and i actually think i might have a chance




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