We love receiving contributions from TCKs all over the world. It’s really fun to see the unusual places our third culture kid readers are living and hear about what life is like for them.
In 2018, we had kid contributors living in 25 different countries!
They are: Cambodia, USA, Australia, Timor Leste, Kenya, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Iraq, Indonesia, Belize, India, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, South Sudan, France, Oman, Ireland, Nepal, Namibia and China. (Phew! What a list!)
On a map, it looks even more impressive:
As you can see, we have an interesting concentration of contributors in Africa and South East Asia but hardly any in South America. Where are you, South American TCKs? But no matter, we can still call ourselves Continental Kids because of Belize. (Thanks @snazzfamilyadventures!)
If your kids would like to get involved, they can contribute in 3 ways:
They can enter the competitions with either a drawing, a poem or story, or both! The prizes are books or movies review in each issue. The winning artwork or story will also be featured in the following issue. The entrants need to be between 5 and 10 years old. The theme of the next issue is LOOK. Get your entries in by 1 March 2019.
We are always looking for kids to interview for 4 Kids, 4 Countries, 4 Questions and we like to hear from a variety of ages and countries. If you have a child between 5 and 10 years who would like to answer four questions about third-culture life, let us know.
We also invite reviews of books and movies that are related to the theme of each issue. Of course, with our target audience of 5-10 years, it doesn’t have to be anything complicated. If your child can answer these questions: What is it about? What were the best bits and how does it relate to the theme? Why would other TCKs like it? Then their review can be used in an issue of the magazine.
Send us an email at [email protected] to get involved in the next issue.