Just for Fun

(and maybe glory!)

It feels great to reach a personal goal, and it's also nice when someone else recognizes your accomplishment. Motivation is key to achievement of any kind. Here are some contests and activities that could be motivating, fun and potentially lucrative!

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Technology Fun

The Alex Rider Dream Gadget Contest

November 05, 2009 4:48:44 PM

Attention all adventure-seekers, gadget lovers, and closet inventors. You are invited to join in the fun! If you were Alex Rider, what gadget would you want in the upcoming adventure Crocodile Tears? Design your Alex Rider dream gadget, inspired by an everyday object (i.e. an iPod, a toothpaste tube, a pen). The winning gadget will be built at MAKE Labs. Send them a schematic, tell them what your gadget is made from, and how it works. Your entry can be a schematic, sketches, and/or an explanation by you. Remember that the winning gadget should be inspired by an everyday object that one could realistically build.

Book Obsessed

September 28, 2009 2:59:33 PM

Barnes & Noble calls the series "a mini-documentary series that travels the length and breadth of the USA to meet folks whose love for books knows no bounds! From New York to L.A., from Texas to Wisconsin, our intrepid crew tracks down obsessed readers and spends time with them, revealing a fascinating glimpse into their world and the books they love. Each week, you'll meet a new bibliophile who is truly Book Obsessed."

Create Your Own Comic Strips

September 28, 2009 2:59:07 PM

With Bitstrips free software, kids can design their own characters and develop their own storylines to create original comic strips.

Creative Writing Comes to MySpace

September 28, 2009 2:58:44 PM

HarperTeen's MySpace page has an all-new profile featuring a creative writing challenge, message boards so you can share your favorite books and authors with other MySpace users, and a new-and-improved blog with posts from HarperTeen authors and writing tips from the HarperTeen editorial team.

P is for Podcast

September 28, 2009 2:55:02 PM

P is also for Pullman, Paolini, Pierce — authors Philip Pullman, Christopher Paolini, and Tamora Pierce that is. Listen to what they have to say about their characters and their influences and inspiration.

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