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Creative Writing Contest

Calling all teens!  This is your chance to express your creativity and win $250!

Open to all students, regardless of residence, currently enrolled in grades 9-12.

The winner will receive $250 and his/her manuscript will be published on our website and in the Bookmark,
our quarterly publication.

The runner-up will receive $100.

THIS YEAR'S THEME: A NEW PAIR OF GLASSES

Life is a series of new experiences. Whatever the result, each experience leaves us changed in some way. 
For this year’s contest, we are asking you to write about a specific experience that opened your eyes—as
if you were putting on a new pair of glasses—to things you haven’t considered before.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Creative Writing Contest Rules

1.  Manuscripts must include:

  • Cover page with the title of the short story, author's name, age, mailing address, phone number,
    e-mail address, name of school and word count.
  • Title page with title only, no other information.
  • Manuscripts must be in Word (not PDF), double-spaced.
  • Page numbers on every page, and must not have author's name or other identifiers on any page
    other than the cover page.
  • Word count of 300-1,500 words.

2.  Other requirements:

  • Manuscripts must be original work and must not have been published previously.
  • Author must have his/her own Newport Beach Public Library card.  Cards may be obtained at no
    charge at the Central Library or any of the branch libraries.

Manuscripts must be emailed to events@nbplfoundation.org no later than Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 
Late entries will not be accepted.  Winners will be notified on or before March 5, 2018.

Information:
sgroux@nbplfoundation.org or 949.717.3818