The book Hey, Little Ant and the Hey, Little Ant Essay Challenge are about empowering children to make thoughtful decisions about important matters. The authors, Phillip and Hannah Hoose, and the Essay Challenge's administrator, Kirsten Cappy of Curious City, abhor inappropriate marketing to children and will in no way use the Hey, Little Ant Essay Challenge to market to children. The Hey, Little Ant Essay Challenge was designed by the Hooses and Curious City and supported by its sponsors to honor the conversations adults and children have been having about the Kid, the Ant and their choices in the book, Hey, Little Ant over the last ten years.
Information collected by the Hey, Little Ant Essay Challenge will include a student’s name, age, grade level, school and school address and school e-mail address when the essay is submitted from a classroom, or the student's name, age, grade level, school, parent/guardian address and parent/guardian e-mail address when submitted from home. The Hey, Little Ant Essay Challenge requests only enough information to enable children to participate and to be notified of Essay Challenge-related matters through their schools, or through their parents/guardians. Schools, winners and honorable mentions may be sent updates on the Hey, Little Ant Essay Challenge.
The names of the Essay Challenge winners will be posted on our website and given to local media after we have permission from the parents/guardians to release their names.
The information collected is for the sole use of the Hey, Little Ant Essay Challenge and will not be disclosed to third parties, including the Essay Challenge’s sponsors.
Student's names, addresses and school names will be withheld from judges at all levels and will be only in the hands of the Essay Challenge's administrator at Curious City. Curious City, a book event and book promotion company, has a long history of protecting children's privacy while providing them with fun and thoughtful ways to interact with books and authors.
The parents/guardians of the winners may be offered the opportunity to have their child’s essay/drawing published in a book compilation of successful responses. Participation in this project, should it arise, is not a condition of participation in the Essay Challenge, and participation in the Essay Challenge does not constitute permission to publish a child’s entry. Parents/guardians will be contacted separately by Phillip Hoose and the compilation’s publisher to obtain publication permission should such an opportunity arise.
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