It’s time for the 26th annual Friends of the Library Creative Writing Contest!
Contents for Creative Writing Contest
Short Story (fiction)
Limited to two entries in each category per person.
Grades 3, 4, and 5
Grades 6, 7, and 8
Short Story Length
Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.
A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups
Must include name, address, and telephone number and if student. Please provide an email if you have one.
If you are a student, you must include age, grade, teacher’s name AND school attended.
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.
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
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Mail or Deliver To
Friends of the Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031
Selected by the Creative Writing Contest Committee; all decisions final
Will be notified the week of March 31, 2018
Award Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm in the Meeting Room at Warren-Newport Public Library.
Only original materials may be entered
Entries that do not follow formatting guidelines or are submitted after deadline will be removed from consideration
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 or social media outlets
Photographs, audio, and/or video taping may take place at the awards ceremony