Enlightium Academy Support

Young Illustrators (Grades PreK-5)

What is the Young Illustrators event?

  • Young Illustrators is an event that provides an opportunity for students in grades prek-5 to participate in the writing, illustrating, production, and presentation of original books.
  • Participation in one or both of the Young Illustrators events fulfills the Student Social Opportunity requirement. Parents can register, opt-out, or submit a correction in the Enlightium Parents app by selecting "Social" in the main menu.
  • All adjudication is done at the local school level, and the top books from each grade level will be chosen and awarded placement.

Young Illustrators Fulfill the Student Social Opportunity

 

  • Participation in the Young Illustrators counts as fulfilling the Student Social Opportunity. Late registration is not available for Young Illustrators.
  • Students who meet attendance and participation requirements are entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card at the end of the year.

Book criteria

 

The following criteria should be used as books are prepared:

1. The book can be a physical, bound book or it can be a digital version.

2. The book must use original student illustrations.

3. Themes should reflect Christian values.


Judging criteria

Enlightium teachers judge each book by the following:

1. Opening Pages—fresh and interesting, grabs the reader's attention

2. Length—correct for plot and age of the reader

3. Ending—believable to the story, brings good closure to the plot

4. Story—plot holds the reader's attention, shows originality

5. Characters—relate to story rather than popping in, not too many, well-described

6. Description—choice of words is descriptive, feelings are expressed

7. Sentence structure—varies, is mechanically correct

8. Mechanics—proper capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar

9. Illustrations—match the story of the book, is neat and colorful, are a good medium for text 

10. Neatness—neat overall, neat penmanship

11. Binding (if physical copy)—neat, looks professional

12. Cover—draws the reader's attention

13. Christian theme—seen in story and illustrations


What costs are associated?

 

Families participating in the Young Illustrators absorb the following costs:

  • Materials for book creation

  • Mailing costs if option 2 as noted below is selected

Sending the book to Enlighium

  • Option 1: mail the digital version of the book to k.chun@enlightiumacademy.com
  • Option 2: Send the book (or a copy of the book) via mail* to:

Enlightium Academy 

Attention: Mrs. Chun

1330 N. Washington Street, Suite 5050

Spokane, WA 99201

*Enlightium Academy will not return books after the competitions.



Timeline

 


  • October 6, 2021: Initial meeting with Mrs. Chun
  • November 8, 2021: Optional check-in meeting
  • January 1 - February 7, 2022: Book submission
  • March 31, 2022: Announcement of winners

Previous Years' Winners

Year1st Grade
2nd Grade3rd Grade
4th Grade5th Grade
2020-2021No submissions

Arystan T., Kazakhstan
Ivy N., Missouri and Brystol C., New Mexico
No submissions
James M., Texas
2021-2022No submissionsYasmine C., Florida Sungwon L., New York
Brystol C., New Mexico
Sungjin L., New York

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