Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Green Dragon Codex Song Contest for Libraries

Mirrorstone is inviting children and teens ages 8 to 14 to enter the Green Dragon Codex Song Writing Contest through their local library. From Mirrorstone's web site:

Calling all libraries! Got any bards in training? Here's your chance to put that talent to good use. Libraries, and kids and teens 8-14 years old, are welcome to enter the Green Dragon lyrics writing contest -- and explore the world of dragons. Entrants will write lyrics set to the story of the Green Dragon, and the winning lyrics will then be set to music tied in with A Practical Guide to Dragons and the books in the Dragon Codex series. This is a great summer promotion for reading programs; you might offer it as a group writing activity, or have kids write on their own and have a contest to pick the entry you think is best to submit.

Mirrorstone has posted a song and lyrics about the Dragon Codex series, including verses about the Red Dragon, Bronze Dragon, Black Dragon and Brass Dragon. Entrants will write a verse about the Green Dragon to add to the song.

Details and rules, including an MP3 download of the song, can be found at:


The winning library will win a collection of Dragon Codex books (details on which books at the link above), and each member of the winning songwriting team will win a copy of A Practical Guide to Dragons and the Green Dragon Codex.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Harry Potter giveaway winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows prize pack giveaway! I'm amazed at the memories shared and at how much Harry Potter has meant to so many people. Thank you for sharing your Harry Potter memories with me.

I selected the winners by putting every entry - by blog comment, blog post, or tweet, in a spreadsheet. I then used random.org to randomly generate four numbers, and used those numbers as an index into the spreadsheet. The four lucky winners are:

Rachel (Blog comment Jun 16, 2009 10:01 PM)

Sarah Z (Blog comment Jun 24, 2009 11:27 PM)

Nicole D. (Blog comment Jun 29, 2009 1:21 PM)

@ginaruiz (Twitter 4:25 PM Jul 6th)

Congratulations to the winners! Please send your snail mail address to me at sruth@wandsandworlds.com so that I can send you your prize pack.

I posted this in a comment on the original Harry Potter giveaway entry, but I wanted to post it here as a new entry, also, in case someone didn't see it there.