Glitter the Unicorn and Glitter the Unicorn goes to the Beach Wins Coveted Purple Dragonfly Book Award

Purple Dragonfly Award 1st Place
Glitter the Unicorn and Glitter the Unicorn goes to the Beach
The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and Glitter the Unicorn by Callie Chapman, won 1st place in the general and book series category. As well as, Glitter the Unicorn goes to the Beach by Callie Chapman, won 1st place in book series category.
    “Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Story Monsters LLC, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”
Glitter the Unicorn and Glitter the Unicorn goes to the Beach is a series about two best friends Glitter the Unicorn and Ellie and their magical adventures. It retails for $18.99 and can be purchased at, Once Upon a Time, Christine’s In Mountain Brook as well as e-book version on
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In 2009, the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards were conceived with children in mind. Not only do we want to recognize and honor accomplished authors in the field of children's literature, but we also want to highlight up-and-coming, newly published authors, and younger published writers.
    Divided into 53 distinct subject categories ranging from books on the environment and cooking to sports and family issues, the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards are geared toward stories that appeal to children of all ages. We are looking for stories that inspire, inform, teach or entertain. A Purple Dragonfly Book Awards seal on your book's cover tells parents, grandparents, educators and caregivers they are giving children the very best in reading excellence. Our judges are industry experts with specific knowledge about the categories over which they preside.
   Being honored with a Purple Dragonfly Book Award confers credibility upon the winner and gives published authors the recognition they deserve and provide a helping hand to further their careers.
Judging will be based on content, originality and overall readability, with emphasis on innovation and creativity. Our judging panel includes industry experts in specific fields as well as experts in editing, bookselling, and publishing. Every entry will be read by the judges, whose decisions are final. Top award winners will be notified by mail on or before June 15. Prizes and awards certificates for the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards will be mailed following notification.
    The contest coordinators reserve the right to switch the category for an entry, to cancel a category if the number of entries is insufficient, or to decide not to have a winner if the level of the best entries is not up to publishing industry standards. Any entry not conforming to the guidelines will be disqualified without author notification. There will be no refund for disqualified entries.
      A minimum score of 55 out of 80 must be earned, even if it is the sole entry in a category, to be eligibleto win an award in the contest.
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