EATEL helping transform students into authors

Staff Report

Kicking off the new school year, EATEL’s Imagination Press Book Grant is back for the fourth consecutive year.

EATEL is inviting local 2nd, 3rd and 4th-grade teachers in the Ascension Parish Public School System to apply for one of 12 Imagination Press Book grants.

Each year, winning classes write their own stories, design their own art, prepare their books for publication and, in conjunction with Internet-based photo book publisher Picaboo, EATEL publishes their work into their own hardbound book.

Imagination Press applications are currently being accepted and can be found online at All entries will be judged on concept originality and creativity, and the project submission deadline is Sept. 27.

Teachers may submit one grant application for each class or section taught. A teacher applying for multiple grants may submit a unique idea with each grant submission.

Students in each class will receive a copy of their book to share with family and friends and keep as a memento from their school year. A copy of their book will also be given to each school’s library for other students to enjoy.