One book can make the difference in the life of a child who is just learning to read or cannot spend their family’s money on a book. And all it takes for you to deliver a book to that child is to write or edit 10 more articles over the next 10 days. Remember, your 10 Studio assignments will directly impact the life of a child and make a difference in the fight against child illiteracy.
To remind everyone of how important this is, we are asking you the pledge to donate one more book this month by signing the pledge form online.
You can also keep track of our progress towards our goal on the Demand Media Studios Facebook page. So be sure to sign the pledge today and help us put more books into classrooms and afterschool programs across the country.
March was a slow month for grant applications, so this time around we are only giving out two awards. Congratulations to this month’s winners:
Writer Melodie Ann has had a very turbulent few months. Between minor surgery, the loss of a best friend, and the loss of her cat, Melodie has been fairly stressed out. Now with her birthday weekend coming up, Melodie could use a weekend off to treat herself to some rest, relaxation and a pedicure. We hope you enjoy your birthday, Melodie!
Filmmaker Camille Domain is based out of New York City. After hurricane Sandy, freelance filmmaking jobs weren’t as bountiful as they once were. But with opportunities starting to reappear, Camille could really use a new laptop to help work on the go. Now she can not only monitor what’s being filmed, but she can edit on set as well. Good luck, Camille!
Don’t forget, we accept applications for all of our grants during the first seven days of every month. Don’t miss out on your chance at a $250 Work/Life Balance Award, a brand new laptop, paid conference registration or a 3-month membership to a co-working space of your choice!
We just finished looking at all of our active writers from February and we now get to introduce our freshmen class of Ace Writers. In addition to a bonus of $200 for reaching 75 articles in a month and an additional $250 bonus for reaching 125 articles, we want to really showcase these writers. Be sure to visit our Facebook page where we will be spotlighting their Studio Profiles over the coming days.
We also just added a new perk to being an Ace Writer: an increased claim limit of 50 articles!
And without further ado, congratulations to our Ace Writers:
- Dave Samuels
- Van Thompson
- Kathryn Hatter
- Jenny Harrington
- Fred Decker
- Sara Ipatenco
- Scott Thompson
- Beverly Bird
- William McCoy
- Fraser Sherman
- Aurelio Locsin
- Ruri Ranbe
- Zora Hughes
- Kevin Lee
- Mark Kennan
- Chris Deziel
For those of you who didn’t make it as an Ace Writer for February, remember that you are still eligible to join the club for March. Visit the Studio Promotions forum for more information.