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For Grades 7-12. This contest runs from January 2nd – February 27, 2020. This year’s contest focuses on writing inspired by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’ “Flight of the Hummingbird”, which challenges each of us to do what we can, bit by bit, to make the world a better place. Enter your original poem, short story, or other creative writing up to 1500 words. If your entry is selected by the judging panel, you will win a gift certificate to a local bookstore, up to $100 for first prize. For details, contest rules, and online entry form, see For more information, email teen[email protected]

This program is presented as part of the Be a Hummingbird series.

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“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger