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by Michellina van Loder (subscribe)
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This art competition could be right inside your dragon's den


DO YOU LOVE DRAGONS?


You can download The Warlock Child's flyer here

DO YOU FANTASISE ABOUT THEM OR SEE THEM IN YOUR DREAMS?
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This may or may not be a dragon's egg


OR PERHAPS OUT IN YOUR GARDEN?

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If you love dragons and love drawing or writing stories then 'The Warlock's Child' competition could be right in your dragon's den:

Ford Street Publishing is running a competition where you have the choice of either drawing or illustrating a dragon (by hand or computer), or writing a short story.

You know the books series, 'The Warlock's Child', written by well-known Australian fantasy authors, Sean McMullen and Paul Collins? Well, the first three books, The Burning Sea, Dragonfall Mountain, and The Iron Claw, all feature dragons; and as one of the prospective winning artists, all you need to do is create your image or write your story using one of the dragons from any of those first three books as your inspiration!

DRAW
If you choose to illustrate one of our magical-scaled friends, then all you need to do is choose a dragon from any of the first three books: The Burning Sea, Dragonfall Mountain, or The Iron Claw. Create you artwork in full colour either by hand or produce it using your computer. It's that easy!


WRITE
If you'd like to write: choose two characters from the first three books. Make sure your story is 500 words or less.

PRIZES!
First Prize: a leatherbound dragon notebook; and autographed 6-volume set of The Warlock's Child and publication of the winner's story and artwork in OzKidsinPrint and entry the magazine's competition*.


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First Prize: a leatherbound dragon notebook


The Warlock's Child, The burning sea, Sean McMullen, Paul Collins, Ford Street Publishing, Marc McBride, Dragonfall Mountain and The Iron Claw, Deltora Quest, Ranger's Apprentice, young adult fiction, 'the warlock's child' art competition, Trial by Dragons, Michellina van Loder
Second Prize: a Celtic dragon backpack


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Third Prize: a dragon t-shirt


Kids, get your entries in by the 28 July 2015, the winners will be announced on 10 August 2015 via Ford Street Publishers website.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Submit your entries via postal service (so that they are post-marked) or by email by 28 July 2015. It doesn't matter whether you enter by post or electronically, but any submissions arriving after 1 August will be ineligible to for consideration. So make sure you mark these dates in your or your family's calendar!

COMPETITION RULES
Only one entry per person
You must be fifteen years or younger on the date of submission
The judges' decision are final and no correspondence will be entered into
Age, email and postal address must be included on entry
The publisher reserves the right to publish or not publish winning entries, regardless of the judges' decision

ENTRY ADDRESS

Postal Address: Ford Street Publishing
162 Hoddle Street
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Australia

Email Address: ue485@hotkey.net.au


The Burning Sea
When two of Australia's most popular fantasy authors collaborate, The Warlock's Child weaves a new and exciting brand of magic: The first in this series, The Burning Sea, was released in April by Ford Street Publishing


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Book One: The Burning Sea

"There is no lower rank than cabin boy on the warship Invincible. But Dantar knows he is important, because anyone who threatens his life gets turned into a pile of ashes.

His older sister Velza is a shapecasting warrior, in a world where only men fight. Until now."

Together they must solve the mystery of broken magic and escape the dragon."

This young adult series has already gone into its third reprint! Book two, three and four, Dragonfall Mountain, The Iron Claw and Trial by Dragons are now also available. The remaining books of The Warlock's Child series are to be released monthly until September. You can buy copies of the books here:

the Warlock's Child, The burning sea, Sean McMullen, Paul Collins, Ford Street Publishing, Marc McBride, Dragonfall Mountain and The Iron Claw, Deltora Quest, Ranger's Apprentice, young adult fiction, 'the warlock's child' art competition, Trial by Dragons, Michellina van Loder
Book Two: Dragonfall Mountain


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Book Three: The Iron Claw


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Book Four: The Iron Claw


More on the Books Series, The Warlock's Child
The Warlock's Child is a six part series over six consecutive months. With four books already released, there are only two to go. If you enjoyed reading Deltora Quest and Ranger's Apprentice then you will enjoy the narrative style, symbolism, imagery and characterisation featured in The Warlock's Child book series.

About the authors
Author of over 140 books, Paul Collins has written the fantasy series.

The Jelindel Chronicles, The Quentaris Chronicles and The
World of Grrym (in collaboration with Danny Willis).


Other Books by Paul Collins
Dragonlinks
The Spell of Undoing
Allira's Gift


Author of over a hundred fantasy and
science fiction novels, Sean McMullen, has created stories including Souls in the Great Machine and Voyage of the Shadowmoon. In 2011, he was runner up for the Hugo Award.

Other Books by Sean McMullen
Before the Storm
Changing Yesterday
The Ancient Hero


If you'd like to listen to Sean McMullen telling some stories, click here: www.seanmcmullen.net.au/news.htm

Copies of The Warlock's Child series are available here
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