The Write Stuff Contest

Enter your original literary work and you could win a prize!

Calling all kids and teens ages 8-18 with a talent for creative writing! The library is holding a contest for all writers. There will be prizes for the winners.

 

How to enter:

  1. Write one story, including the line: ". . .but if anyone asks, tell them we're fine."
  2. Send an email with your original literary work attached to kidzone@slcl.org or teenzone@slcl.org between March 1 and March 31, 2014.
  3. In the body of the email, please include the following: name of entrant, age, current SLCL Library card number, library branch, phone, email, parent/guardian name, school. 
  4. Also include the following statement in your email: Yes, I have read the official contest rules and followed them. I agree that the attached document is my own work and contains my own original ideas.

 

The Write Stuff Contest Official Rules and Guidelines

  • Students age 8-18 are encouraged to enter.
  • Entrant must have a valid SLCL card.
  • Limit one submission per person.
  • Write one story, including the line: ". . .but if anyone asks, tell them we're fine."
  • Entry can be funny, serious, etc. Judging will be based on originality, story flow/continuity and mechanical elements (grammar, punctuation, spelling).
  • Story must be between 250-500 words long for ages 8-14 and between 500-1000 words long for ages 15-18. (title does not count)
  • Please send entry as a ".doc" or ".rtf" file.
  • Each entry must be typed and double-spaced (no fancy fonts please).
  • Do not write your name or place any other identifying marks on the story pages.
  • Entries must be received between Friday, March 1 and close of business on Monday, March 31, 2014.
  • Winners will be chosen in three categories: Ages 8-10, Ages 11-14, and Ages 15-18.
  • Winners will be notified by Friday, April 18 and posted at www.slcl.org within a week.
  • First place entries will be posted in their entirety on the Kids Blog and Read Alert teen blog.
  • Judges decisions are final.

 

 

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