2018 Creative Writing Contest

It’s time for the 25th annual Friends of the Library Creative Writing Contest!

Categories

Short Story (fiction)
Poetry

Limited to two entries in each category per person.
Age Groups

Grades 3, 4, and 5
Grades 6, 7, and 8
High School
Adult

Short Story Length

Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.

Poetry Length

A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups

Cover page

Must include name, address, and telephone number and if student: age, grade, teacher’s name AND school attended. Also designate whether your entry is for the Short Story or Poetry category. DO NOT write your name on Poetry or Short Story pages. ONLY on the cover page.

Prizes

Will be awarded with certificate to winners in all categories (a total of 24 prizes!) as follows:
$50 First Place
$30 Second Place
$20 Third Place

Deadline

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mail or Deliver To

Friends of the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031

Judges

Selected by the Creative Writing Contest Committee; all decisions final

Winners (Only)

Will be notified the week of April 2, 2018

Awards

Award Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Meeting Room at the Warren-Newport Public Library.

Please Note

Only original materials may be entered
All materials may be used by the library for educational/informational purposes
Winning entries will be on display at the library and may be placed on the library’s web site
Photographs, audio, and/or video taping may take place at the awards ceremony
Please, no graphic novels