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Darien Library Teen Writing Competition

Entry Form

Winter 2011

Instructions

Submit one Entry Form for every piece of writing submitted.Instructions Fill out the Entry Form completely. Staple one Entry Form to the piece of writing.

Fill out the Entry Form completely.Submit one Entry Form for every piece of writing submitted. Staple one Entry Form to the

of writing submitted. Fill out the Entry Form completely. Staple one Entry Form to the piece

Staple one Entry Form to the piece of writing.

Do not put your name on the writing itself!completely. Staple one Entry Form to the piece of writing. Place an Entry Form and the

of writing. Do not put your name on the writing itself! Place an Entry Form and

Place an Entry Form and the piece of writing in a competition entry box by February 28, 2011.

NAME (Print):

ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE:

EMAIL:

GRADE (Circle one):

7-9

SCHOOL:

10-12

AGE:

CATEGORY (Circle one):

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

TITLE OF ENTRY:

I certify that this is original work that does not violate any copyright laws:

Signature

Parent’s Signature

I agree to release my writing to Darien Library. The Library has my permission to reproduce, publish, or exhibit this work in any way, at any time and to list my name as the writer.

Signature

Parent’s Signature

list my name as the writer. Signature Parent’s Signature Contest Rules: Entries must be fewer than

Contest Rules:

as the writer. Signature Parent’s Signature Contest Rules: Entries must be fewer than 1,000 words for

Entries must be fewer than 1,000 words for Fiction and Nonfiction or less than 30 lines for Poetry.

for Fiction and Nonfiction or less than 30 lines for Poetry. You may only submit one

You may only submit one piece of writing per person.

Poetry. You may only submit one piece of writing per person. Entries must be typed, 12pt

Entries must be typed, 12pt font, double-spaced and printed on white paper.

typed, 12pt font, double-spaced and printed on white paper. Your name must not appear on the

Your name must not appear on the piece of writing. Your name should only be on the entry form attached to your piece of writing.

only be on the entry form attached to your piece of writing. The entry must be

The entry must be original work.

to your piece of writing. The entry must be original work. School assignments will be accepted.

School assignments will be accepted. Previously published work will not be accepted.

be accepted. Previously published work will not be accepted. Entries must be received by February 28,

Entries must be received by February 28, 2011.

be accepted. Entries must be received by February 28, 2011. Judging will be based on content,

Judging will be based on content, creativity, style, and technique.

will be based on content, creativity, style, and technique. Each category will have three award winners:

Each category will have three award winners: First Place ($100 prize), Runner-Up ($25 prize) and Honorable Mention.

($100 prize), Runner-Up ($25 prize) and Honorable Mention. Prizes will be awarded on April 2nd at

Prizes will be awarded on April 2nd at an awards ceremony to which all entrants are invited.

2nd at an awards ceremony to which all entrants are invited. For questions, please call 669-5225,

For questions, please call 669-5225, email teenstaff@darienlibrary.org or stop by the Teen Lounge.

are invited. For questions, please call 669-5225, email teenstaff@darienlibrary.org or stop by the Teen Lounge. Good

Good luck!

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