Holiday Writing Contest

Sponsored by Samuels Public Library & Royal Oak Bookshop

All area children, grades K -12, are invited to enter the 42nd Annual Holiday Writing Contest. This co-sponsored contest encourages talented and aspiring young writers to share with us their written word about the winter holiday season. Students may submit either short stories or poems.

Simple illustrations may accompany the work. A student may also submit a thematic holiday drawing which may be selected as artwork for the Holiday Writing Contest book of winning entries. Entry forms and guidelines are available at Samuels Library as well as in area schools.

All winners will receive a professionally published keepsake booklet, and the first place winners in each grade will receive a gift certificate from Royal Oak Bookshop. All entries must be submitted to Samuels Public Library by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16th.

Note: An entry form must accompany the submitted entry and should be stapled to the front of the work. The author’s name should not appear anywhere on the work itself. Entries are limited to 500 words or less. Any entry submitted without the entry form attached will be disqualified.

Please contact Michal Ashby at Samuels Public Library at 540.635.3153 if you have any questions.

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