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Event: Short Story Writing Contest for Children and Young Adults

Tuesday May 1, 2018

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The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to
announce the 21st Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Young Adults and the 40th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children.

The contests opened on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Entry Forms  are available for download here – Children’s Contest and Young Adults Contest – and also at the Children’s desk during regular library hours.

The Young Adults contest is separated into two divisions (Aged 11 – 14
years as of June 1, 2018; and Aged 15 – 18 years as of June 1, 2018). If there are not enough entries in each one, the divisions may be combined.

Depending upon entries received, the following prizes will be awarded in each division:
First Place will receive a $35.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $25.00 cash prize, and Honorable Mentions will receive $20.00 cash prizes.

The Children’s Contest divisions are: ages 6 years as of June 1, 2018; Aged 7 – 8 years as of June 1, 2018 and Aged 9 –10 years as of June 1, 2018). If there are not enough entries in a division, it may be combined with another.

Depending upon entries received, the following prizes will be awarded in each division:
First Place will receive a $35.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $25.00 cash prize, and Honorable Mentions will receive $20.00 cash prizes.

Stories will be judged on their originality, appeal, and writing style. Each contestant
should submit her/his story to the Berkshire Athenaeum Children’s Library (1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201); and all entries, whether delivered in person or by mail, must be received by 4:00 PM on Monday July 23, 2018.


Location: Children's Library
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