Young Writers Contest Entry Form

Catgories: Fiction (short story, drama/play), Non-Fiction (essay, journalism, humor, descriptive prose) 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 $100, second prize $50, and third prize $25. Honorable mention certificates will also be awarded. Winning entries will be published/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. Read the official rules carefully. Any entry form which does not meet all of the stated requirements will be discarded with no further discussion or notification. Rules and entry forms are also available on-line at the Pine Plains Free Library website, via the FRIENDS link:, as well as at the Pine Plains Free Library Circulation Desk, the Stanford Free Library Circulation Desk, 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.

Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2013, 2:30 PM 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



Initial here_____________I have read the Official Rules carefully and my entry meets all requirements



Grade_______   English Teacher’s Name_____________________________

Phone______________________________________ E-mail _________________________________________________

Category: (  ) Fiction (  ) Non-Fiction (  ) (  ) Poetry (check one)

Number of pages ________________________

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