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Eye Level Learning Centers Encourage Aspiring Children's Book Authors With 21st Annual Literature Award



  Eye Level Learning Centers Encourage Aspiring Children's Book Authors With
                         21st Annual Literature Award

Education Franchise Hosts Global Short Story and Illustrated Story Book
Contest for Chance to Win $10K

PR Newswire

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., July 10, 2013

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eye Level
(www.myeyelevel.com), the global leader in self-directed learning for
children, proudly announces the 21^st Annual Literature Award, a worldwide
event to spotlight and support aspiring authors of children's books. Eye Level
is accepting submissions from July 1 through August 31 in the U.S.;
participants will enter for a chance to win awards and prizes, including the
global grand prize of $10,000 and a trip to South Korea.

To give amateur and professional writers and artists an opportunity to
contribute to the literary community and reach children, the Eye Level
Literature Award is looking for children's stories in the following
categories:

  o Short Stories – Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length, and
    authors can submit up to three stories for consideration.
  o Illustrated Stories – Must be completely illustrated and contain at least
    one hand-drawn original piece. Joint creations by two or more will be
    accepted.

Two winners will be selected in each category, including a first place prize
of $5,000 and second place prize of $3,000. All submissions will be judged by
a panel from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators on
content, style, grammar and originality. Winners will be announced in November
and honored at an award ceremony in December.

The winning stories from the U.S. will be submitted to an international panel
and automatically entered into the grand prize competition for a chance to win
$10,000, which also includes an all-expense-paid trip for the winner and a
guest to South Korea.

Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply and can be eligible for both
categories. For more details on submission requirements and registration,
visit: eyelevel.daekyobook.co.kr. Submissions can be sent to:

Eye Level
ATTN: Literature Award
105 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Since launching in 1993, there have been 72 winners of the Literature Award,
and the contest continues to gain popularity with over 7,000 submissions
received in the past three years. Winning short stories and illustrated story
books are considered for publication by Eye Level's parent company, Daekyo,
and to date, 31 titles have published and more than 50,000 books sold.

For more information, visit: www.myeyelevel.com. 

ABOUT EYE LEVEL

Eye Level (www.myeyelevel.com), a supplemental education and enrichment
program, offers a teaching philosophy and education method where self-directed
learning, individualized academic coaching and critical thinking are at the
core of helping children improve and excel in their academic pursuits. Eye
Level has more than 190 centers in the U.S., and more than 780 additional
locations throughout the world. Eye Level is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Daekyo Co., founded by Youngjoong Kang, who also acts as the Chairman of
Daekyo's Board of Directors.

SOURCE Eye Level

Website: http://www.myeyelevel.com
Contact: Stefanie Rumpf, Oxford Communications, 609.397.4242,
srumpf@oxfordcommunications.com
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