When I was a kid, I was always sending drawings and poems in to our local newspaper, which had a kids corner section. The prize for getting published was a £3 WHSmith voucher. I can remember the buzz of not only seeing my name in print, but also of getting that crisp green voucher in the post.
The girls were similarly ecstatic to find that the pictures they sent in for the Anorak "Draw Me A Game" competition got published.
Getting a sensible photo out of either of them at the moment is a struggle. I took about 30, these were the only ones publishable. Sigh.