I like joining writing contests, especially for this organization because the people there come up with the most beautifully designed and illustrated children's books, as well as the coolest projects that promote local culture.
Their annual writing competition is up and running. Click here to find out the details.
I've joined it a couple of times, and I haven't won top prize. I did gain honorable mention thrice, I think. And the first time I did, the organizers decided to publish my story.
You can view it here, and purchase it here.
Light and love, everyone!