Write a great story about pets and win great prizes!
RUTH BLANK VENNER AND MARY JANE BLANK MCCORMICK YOUTH WRITING CONTEST
Tell us about a pet you love, a pet you wish you had, a pet that came to the rescue, or an unusual pet.
Prizes provided by the Library Legacy Foundation and are awarded in four categories: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.
- First place: $200 Visa gift card
- Second place: $100 Visa gift card
- Third place: $50 Visa gift card
- Honorable mentions (2 per category) and all winners: Rocketbook journal and pens
HOW TO ENTER:
stop by any location to get a form
Entries due by (Sa) Nov. 18, 2023 and may be dropped off at any Library location, submitted online, or mailed to Youth Services at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43604.
- To enter, your story must:
- Be your original work, which comes solely from your imagination
- Include three parts: a beginning, middle, and end
- Be 500 words maximum
- Be hand-written or typed (12+ point font) and stapled to the entry form or entered online
- Be text only – no pictures
- On standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper or notebook paper
- Children of employees of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library are not eligible to enter.
- A TLCPL library card is not required to enter the contest, but participants must be from Lucas County or adjacent counties.
- Winners will be notified by phone after Dec. 11, 2023.
- Photocopies of the entry form will be accepted.
- Entries become the property of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and will not be returned.
- TLCPL reserves the right to use entries in related promotional materials.