Competition time! Enter by 14 July!

1 July 2021
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Maggie MacCormack drawing contest

Are you dyslexic and aged 18 or under? Do you have a great imagination and enjoy drawing?  Would you like to use these skills to enter our fun competition? 

Dyslexia Canada and Dyslexia Scotland have partnered up with Kaja Blackley, Canadian author of “Maggie MacCormack and the Witches’ Wheel”, to raise funds through sales of the audiobook.  The audiobook was narrated by Scottish actor Linda McDade who is dyslexic. Kaja and Linda have generously offered to donate 10% of all sales of the audiobook to Dyslexia Canada and Dyslexia Scotland, helping us to help more people with dyslexia in Canada and Scotland.   

What you could win? 

First up, there will be 6 prizes, 3 for Canada and 3 for Scotland.  You can win an E-book or an audiobook of “Maggie MacCormack and the Witches’ Wheel” (and achieve fame by having your winning pictures on our websites and social media!)

How it works

We have recorded a bonus podcast with a description of Maggie MacCormack written by Kaja and narrated by Linda.  From the description, we’d like you to draw a picture of what you think Maggie looks like.  Let your imagination and creativity run wild! You can draw on paper or use technology such as an ipad.  Here’s what to do:

Listen to the podcast with a description of Maggie here – it’s just a few minutes long!

Share your pictures on Twitter by 14 July using the hashtags #MaggieMacCormackContest and #PoweredByDyslexia

Tag @Dyslexia_Canada, @DyslexiaScotlan and @magsmaccormack

Include your first name, age and which country the entry is from.

If you’re not on Twitter, entries from Canada and Scotland can be emailed to [email protected] by 14 July.

On 15 July we will announce the winners. It’s as simple as that!

The nitty gritty

  • Winning entries will be judged by Linda McDade and Dyslexia Scotland. We cannot accept entries submitted after midnight on 14 July
  • Entries are submitted on the condition that Dyslexia Canada and Dyslexia Scotland have permission to use pictures, first names and ages of all entrants in publications, social media and websites

If you don’t want to enter but want to support Dyslexia Canada and Dyslexia Scotland…

  • Listen to previous podcasts where we both chat with Linda and Kaja about how the collaboration took place and how dyslexia helps Linda as a dyslexic actor and narrator:

Dyslexia Canada podcast with Linda McDade

Dyslexia Scotland podcast with Linda McDade, Kaja Blackley and Dyslexia Scotland Young Ambassador Keir Aitken

  • Help raise funds for Dyslexia Canada and Dyslexia Scotland by buying the audiobook of “Maggie MacCormack and the Witches’ Wheel” on Amazon, Audible and iTunes.