Prizes: The Final Installment!

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It’s the post you’ve all been waiting for…. the one where we announce those awesome prizes that went along with pre-registration and registration. Well, wait no longer. The winners are announced below!


Pre-registration prizes:

CHAR DIXON won the 30 minute brainstorming session with Sudipta and Kami together! The Nerdy Chicks will talk her through her idea – at whatever level of finished it is – and help push it to the next level. Hooray for Char!

books prizeMARGARET THOMAS is the winner of this stack of books from Scholastic Press!


books prize2And JUDITH KUNZ is the winner of this stack of books from Scholastic Press!

Of course ALL of the Pre-registered students were awarded eligibility to submit a pitch to agent Susan Hawk for a chance to get feedback and all were able to watch the webinar!

In addition to Kidlit Summer School participants who pre-registered, all who completed regular registration were eligible for the following prizes:

KRISTI OLSON won the second 30 minute brainstorming session with Sudipta and Kami together! The Nerdy Chicks will talk her through her idea – at whatever level of finished it is – and help push it to the next level. Hooray for KRISTI!

BRIAN NEWLIN is the winner of signed books from headmistresses Kami Kinard and Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Yay Brian!

ELLEN RAMSEY is the winner of signed copies of books by two of our guest bloggers, Alison Formento and Shannon Wiersbitzky. Congrats Ellen!

JENNIE SIMOPOULOS won this stack of books to keep her inspired and help her study how other authors are building character!

From Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins

From Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins

MARY JANE MUIR won this stack of books!

From Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins

From Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins

And MICHELLE LEONARD won this one!

From Atheneum

From Atheneum

Congratulations to EVERYONE and thank you for participating in Kidlit Summer School! We’ve enjoyed BUILDING CHARACTER with you!

Today’s winners will be contacted through the email addresses we have on file and on the blog. Details about how to claim your prizes will be included in the emails. 🙂 If you do not receive an email from us by Wednesday, Sept 4 please contact us at nerdychickswrite(at)gmail (dot) com with PRIZE in the subject line.   

Keep on building character!

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Kami and Sudipta

Co-founders of Kidlit Summer School

(Otherwise known as principals, directors, and headmistresses!)


21 comments on “Prizes: The Final Installment!

  1. writersideup says:

    Seeing these stacks of books just makes me all giddy! Yes, I’m totally addicted lol Congrats to all the lucky winners! And thanks again for this great experience, ladies 🙂

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  2. Mary Jane says:

    Wow! I didn’t know! Thank you so much.

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  3. Juliana Lee says:

    You chicks did an awesome job! Can’t wait for next summer’s school!

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  4. Congrats to all winners and a HUGE heartfelt, “Thanks!” to Kami and Sudipta!!!

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  5. Congrats to the winners! And thanks for all the hard work. Summer school introduced me to SO many new writers (AND their wonderful books!). Well worth the price of tuition! 😉

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  6. Yunita says:

    Seeing those stacks of books for the winners makes me jealous, ha ha ha. Anyway, congratulation for the winners. Once again thanks much to Sudipta and Kami for the wonderful summer course.


  7. bucherwurm65 says:

    Thank you so much for a wonderful summer course!


  8. DonnaMcDine says:

    Congratulations one and all and thanks for a superb summer school!


  9. Charlotte says:

    I’m so excited, I can’t stop shaking!! A huge thank you to our fearless leaders and congrats to all the winners 🙂

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  10. Doris Stone says:

    Congratulations to all winners and thank you so much Kami and Sudipta, Summer School was fantastic!

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  11. Laura Rackham says:

    The gift that keeps on giving!!! Congratulations all!

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  12. Stacey Jacobs says:

    Wow! Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all our generous teachers for participating this year and helping our head mistresses ( love saying that) pull off a fantastic summer school program! Personally, I can’t wait till next Summer!

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  13. Congrats winners- Everyone! Smoochies and hugs again to Kami and Sudipta for a wonderful preview of the Class to come! :0)

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  14. Amy Benoit says:

    Anyone who took part in this wonderful summertime experience with Kami and Sudipta is a WINNER! Thank you for such a great experience. Now…on with our writing.

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  15. kpbock says:

    Thank you, Kami and Sudipta, for providing us with this wonderful opportunity. Looking forward to summer school 2015!

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  16. mona861 says:

    Congratulations to all of you!!! Thanks Sudipta and Kami for putting so much into this.

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  17. Applause to these writers & to the organizers & to the faculty. I’m rite now enjoying readin gJoanne Levy’s SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, which is incredible. So many new-to-me authors & illustrators & editors & agents, oh my.

    You gals are the bee’s knees.

    More appreciations until next summer!.
    But I sneakily will keep up with your at Nerdy Chicks Rule:

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  18. Amazing! How exciting for all of the winners. Congratulations! I have attended [real] Summer School and have taught [real] Summer School. However, this was the best Summer School ever. BIG, BIG hugs for Kami, Sudipta and all of the Summer School Faculty. I am a *winner* for participating. ~Suzy

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners! And a BIG THANK YOU to Sudipta and Kami for providing us with Summer School.Thanks also to the Guest Profs who gave us their time and expertise. We are all winners for sure, But next year, I hope to win one of those stacks of books. 🙂


  20. benewlin says:

    Thanks so much! Even though I couldn’t attend any of the live webinars, watching and learning has been invaluable. You guys put so much time and effort into this, can’t thank you enough. Already applying some of that fancy school learning to new stories at


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