Writing Contest

Entry Form

Real Superheroes

Enter now through April 11.

Write about someone who makes a difference in your life, in the community or in the world. What makes this person extra special? What makes them a superhero? Big and small actions make a difference—what does your superhero do?

Sponsored by the Ruth Blank Venner and Mary Jane Blank McCormick Memorial Project of the Friends of the Library through the Library Legacy Foundation. Open to kindergarten through 12th grade. View contest guidelines, prizes and special dates below.

While we are closed, please submit your entry to Writing.Contest@toledolibrary.org.

Entry Form

contest information


To enter, your story must (see entry form for complete rules):

  • Be an original work, which comes solely from the student’s imagination
  • Include three parts: a beginning, middle, and end
  • Be 500 words maximum
  • Be hand-written or typed (12+ point font) and stapled with entry form
  • Winners must have parent/guardian permission to receive prizes

Categories and Prizes

Participants will be entered by grade in one of the following categories: grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

The following prizes will be awarded in each grade category:

  • 1st Place = $200
  • 2nd Place = $100
  • 3rd Place = $50
  • Honorable Mentions (6 winners) = $25

Additional Details

Winners will be notified by telephone after April 16.

Winning entries will be published on the Library's OverDrive website after May 4 (with a guardian's permission).

A reception honoring the winners will be held at Main Library on May 12 at 6 p.m. for K-5 and 7:30 p.m. for 6-12.