2022 Summer Youth Writing Contest Underway

In 2018, a ceremony was held to honor the winners of the annual youth summer writing contest. Placing in the third and fourth grade category were James Marks (right) and Oliver O’Donnell.
Actors Bill Jones and Christine Kludjian performed the winner pieces.

The Friends of the Palisades Library organization has launched its annual summer creative writing contest, which is now available for students who attend school (private or public) in Los Angeles.

Youth and teens from first grade through high school are invited to submit an original short story, essay, non-fiction article, dramatic scene, monologue or poem with the theme “Bouncing Back.”  The deadline for entries is September 8.

Entries must not exceed three pages (double spaced only, typed in 12-point font) and may not have been submitted at school or in another contest. Contestants are limited to one entry.

All entries must be received and recorded by September 6. Winners will receive gift certificates to Diesel Books (which can be redeemed online) in five categories. First place is $250, second place is $100 and third place is $50.

Entries will be judged by members of the Friends of the Library board based on creativity, originality, effort, plot and theme. Entries with profanity will be disqualified.

For more information about the contest, including the rules, and the honor pledge, visit: friendsofpalilibrary.org.

The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization, which has supported the Palisades library through its regular book sales and its used bookstore located on the small patio at the back of the library.

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