Imagination Begins With You is not specific and the talent is widely diverse. Which is wonderful! However, I keep thinking that if I could judge areas that I am more invested in, I might be able to give better feedback to these young writers. They are starting earlier than I did and therefore I feel they have the chance to really excel at this craft.
- Talk to the creator of IBWY and see how he pulls it off each year
- Research some different methods for the students to submit their stories
- Find scifi/fantasy authors who would be willing to judge
- Pick a topic
- Market, market, market!
Have the rules and regulations, a website, facebook page, twitter account and judges ready to go by August 1st. With a November 15th entry deadline.