Short Story Writing Contest for Children and Young Adults
Monday May 8, 2017
The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the 39th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children and the 20th Annual Short Story Contest for Young Adults. Contest opens Monday, May 8, 2017. Forms available at the Children’s desk.
Please click here for the application for the Children's Contest.
The application for the Young Adult Contest is also available online.
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. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, whose generous and continued support make this contest possible!
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 17, 2017.
Winning entries, honorable mentions and works of merit will be bound and added to the collection of the Berkshire Athenaeum, so community members may read and enjoy them! All entries become property of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Winners will be notified by telephone, and a list of winners will also be posted in the Children’s Library after August 11, 2017.
An awards ceremony and reception with special speakers, refreshments and meet and greet, for ALL participants, family, and friends, will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM.
Location: Children's Library
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