South-Central Young Authors & Illustrators

Young Authors and Illustrators teach students the developmental writing process and explore creative methods of illustrating a book. A local school event is held for grades 1-6 to determine the top three entries from each grade. Award placement is kept confidential and announced at the district awards assembly (no judging takes place at the district level). Books are judged on originality, language mechanics and expression, quality of writing, and Christian theme. Each book must be bound and illustrated. The illustrations must be original student work/design. The district event may offer workshops or seminars taught by authors and/or illustrators.
For more information see Young Authors and Illustrators  in the South-Central Student Activities Participation Guide.

To Get Started

Register your school for any of these events by completing the South-Central Student Activities Registration form. 

Once processed, the password for the handbooks is included in the confirmation notice emailed immediately to the school coordinator. For a complete listing of resources available (including a Coordinator Handbook) see "Resources" below. These files help schools plan and coordinate the event at their own school as well as prepare for and attend the district level event. Still have Questions? E-mail South-Central Student Activities Office.

This page is "under construction" until mid-August while the 2018-2019 handbooks and resources are uploaded and links created. The links will turn blue when the new material is ready. 

Dates and Locations  

YOUNG AUTHORS DAL 1–6 Friday 04/27/2018 Ovilla Christian School, Red Oak, TX
YOUNG AUTHORS SA 1–6  Friday 04/27/2018 Pipe Creek Christian School, Pipe Creek, TX



After the SC Student Activities Registration form has been processed, the password for the Coordinator Resources and the Chairperson Resources (for host schools only) is emailed immediately in a confirmation email to the Student Activities Coordinator listed on the registration form.

Resources for the Coordinator at each participating school

SC Young Authors Coordinator Handbook

SC Young Authors  Coordinator Addendum

SC Young Authors  Coordinator Book Evaluation Form

SC Young Authors  Coordinator Identification Labels

SC Young Authors  Coordinator Parent Packet

SC Young Authors  Coordinator Student Participation Form

SC Young Authors  Coordinator Volunteer Room Host Information Form  

Resources for the Chairperson at the Host School

Chairperson resources