Thousandworld Swedish Anthology Contest

In Thousandworld, everyone has a special “creator talent” — a creative ability that can be used to accomplish great things. This is true in the real world as well, which is why Thousandworld author Joseph A. Davis and Swedish publisher Stevali förlag would like to give you the chance to contribute to the series’ fantasy world with your own talents. In the spring of 2022, Stevali will be publishing a Swedish anthology with a short story by Joseph A. Davis and a collection of Thousandworld-related texts and illustrations by readers in American grades 5-8 or British years 6-9. Would you or your class like to participate? There are three different ways to compete for a chance to become a published Swedish author or illustrator: you can write or draw, or you and you class can think of story ideas.

All texts, pictures and ideas must be submitted by February 1.

All participants must sign up by November 1. (See “Sign up” below)

Individual contest #1: Write

Submit one poem or the lyrics to one song, max 300 words (or up to three short texts with a total length of max 300 words) to skaparkrafter@gmail.com by February 1. Other kinds of texts, including short stories of up to 2500 words, are also allowed. More details and tips can be found in the “Tips” document that your teacher will receive upon signing you up.

The texts should relate to characters, places, objects or events from Thousandworld. If you choose to write from the perspective of a certain character, please include the character’s name in your e-mail.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

* The text is well-written.

* The author demonstrates an understanding of Thousandworld.

* The instructions have been followed.

Individual contest #2: Draw

Submit up to two black and white illustrations (jpg, png or pdf, maximum size 3 MB per illustration), with titles and short descriptions, to skaparkrafter@gmail.com by February 1. The pictures should fit in the frame that is used for illustrations in Adventures in Thousandworld (approximately; illustrations that don’t fit perfectly can be cropped before publication.)

The illustrations should depict characters, places, objects or events from Thousandworld.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

* The illustration makes the viewer feel something.

* The illustrator displays technical skill.

* The instructions have been followed.

Group contest: Think

As a class, submit a list of things that Kasir might have experienced as new and strange when he moved from Thousandworld to our world and began studying at Klippridge School. Explain why these things would be new for him and how he might react to them. Entries are to be sent to skaparkrafter@gmail.com by February 1. The best answers will be used in a short story written by the author of the Thousandworld books.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

* The class demonstrates an ability to see things from Kasir’s perspective.

* The class focuses on relevant details

* The instructions have been followed.

SIGN UP

Teachers may register their students for the competition by sending an e-mail to skaparkrafter@gmail.com with the following information:

1) Name of school, 2) Grade year/Class, 3) Names of all students and the contests they would like to sign up for (they may choose more than one).

For example:

Fantasy School

6B

  1. Joseph — Write and Draw
  2. Arthur — Draw
  3. David — Write.

All participants must be signed up by November 1.

Once your students’ registrations have been processed, you will receive a document with rules and tips.

RESOURCES

See thousandworld.com/thousandworldteachers for a free pdf of The Darkenstar, a free teacher’s guide with discussion questions and writing activities, or to order a class set of the hardcover book (3.50 GBP or 4.50 USD per book plus shipping for 10+ books). For the duration of the competition, classes that order a class set are entitled to a brief digital question and answer time with the author, free of charge.

Questions? Send them to skaparkrafter@gmail.com