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Teen Writing Contest2019-01-07T14:07:08+00:00


For grades 7-12. This contest runs from January 2 at 10:00 am to February 27 at 4:00 pm. Enter your original poem or short story or something in our “random” category. Create something new or polish something written for a school assignment. A panel of judges will determine a first prize and runner up in each category. Winners will be announced at a reception on April 17, 2019. Winners will win a gift certificate to a local book store, up to $100 for first prize.

The contest is open to GVPL cardholders, one entry per category. Official rules.


Gift certificates to local bookstores will be awarded to one winner and one runner-up per age group, per category:

Junior–Grades 7-9 or born between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2006
Senior–Grades 10-12 (or born between January 1, 2000 & December 31, 2003


  • First Prize: $100
  • Runner up: $25

Short Story

  • First Prize: $100
  • Runner up: $25


  • First Prize: $100
  • Runner up: $25

Submit Your Writing

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