Friday, 6 May 2011



The SCBWI is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural 2011 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards.

The Crystal Kite Awards are given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to recognize great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world. Along with the SCBWI Golden Kite Awards, the Crystal Kite Awards are chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers.

Why am I posting this?
Guess who was the winner for the Australia/New Zealand region?


Yup. There Was An Old Sailor! It's been a good week.

26 comments:

Jo said...

Fabulous! Congratulations :-)

Julie Murphy said...

WOW! Congratulations, Claire. You must be over the moon...or should that be all at sea? (sorry!); )

Tania McCartney said...

Big big smiles on this head for you right now!

Life's a poem said...

Yay! Great work, a just and exciting reward! Enjoy1 xxx

Claire said...

Thanks Jo.

Claire said...

Thanks Julie. Yup, super thrilled! over the moon AND all at sea. :)

Claire said...

Thanks Tania

Claire said...

Thanks Lorraine. I'm enjoying, I'm enjoying. :)

Tina C said...

Congrats Claire!

Soooooooooo deserved.

Bye 4 now
Tina

christinemareebell said...

Congratulations, Claire. Fantastic news. Thrilled for you.

Dee White said...

Congratulations Claire,

I am sooo excited for you. Fantastic news. There Was an Old Sailor is a beautiful book and I definitely think you had your author friends in mind when you wrote it because it's a fabulous one to use for school visits for younger readers:)

Hope that Old Sailor soon becomes available overseas so that SCBWI members all around the world can enjoy reading about him.

Dee:)

Leonie said...

Woohooo! Congratulations Claire, a well earned reward.

Claire said...

Thanks Dee,

It's lovely that Sailor seems to have a life of his own and is travelling on. :)

Claire said...

Thanks Tina, Chris. :)

Claire said...

Thanks Leonie.

Peter Carnavas said...

Hi Claire, congratulations on the award. Well deserved! All the best for the rest of the year. Pete

Claire said...

Thanks Pete. I'm liking this year!

katswhiskers said...

I'm a little bit slow - but I've just got around to visiting after your exciting news last week. Thrilled for you, Claire. Congratulations!! (I hope you're still smiling. :P )

journal.janeenbrian.com said...

When you have a good week, it's a GOOD WEEK!!!! Congratulations, Claire.

Janeen
x

Sally Murphy said...

I ams till smiling for you nearly a week later. Hope you are too! A well deserved win.

Claire said...

Yup, Kat, still smiling. :)

Claire said...

Hi Janeen. It's certainly been a GOOD week. Loving it!!

Claire said...

oh, and thank you Janeen. :)

Claire said...

Thanks Sally. It's been lovely.

Claire said...

Thanks Sally. It's been lovely.

Corinne Fenton said...

Sooo very exciting Claire and so well deserved. Hope you are still celebrating.