2014 Young Writers Contest Entry Form


Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library

CATEGORIES: Fiction (short story or play), Non-Fiction (essay, journalism, humor, descriptive prose). Even if your essay is about a fictional character in a novel or play, it is still considered in the non-fiction (essay) category, Poetry.

AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded in each category to the winners in middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). First prize is $100, Second prize $50, and Third prize $25. Honorable mention certificates will also be awarded. Winning entries will be archived in the Pine Plains Free Library.

RULES: You may submit only once in up to three categories. Each entry requires four (4) copies of your piece, plus one entry form. The copies must not have your name on any of the pages; however, the entry form must include your name and other required information. Rules and entry forms are available online @friendsofthepineplainslibrary.org, as well as at the Pine Plains Free Library, the Stanford Free Library, and the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Library.

SUBMIT ENTRIES TO: The Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Library, Mr. Morton or Mrs. Juchem. The Pine Plains Free Library Circulation Desk, or the Stanford Free Library Circulation Desk. DO NOT STAPLE YOUR MANUSCRIPT. PLEASE USE A PAPER CLIP.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 21, 2014, 2:30 p.m. at the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Library or at the end of the business day for the Pine Plains Free Library and the Stanford Free Library. If you have any questions regarding this contest, you may email them to friendsofthepineplainslibrary@gmail.com


initial here_______I have read the Official Rules and my entry meets all requirements



GRADE________ENGLISH TEACHER’S NAME___________________________________


CATEGORY: (   )FICTION  (   ) NON-FICTION   (   ) POETRY   (check one)

TITLE_________________________________________________Number of pages 


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