Like Amanda Gorman's poem below, words often have the power to leave us speechless and unite us in feeling.The Alachua County Library District invites teens in grades 6th through 12th to express themself by submiting a short story of 500-1,500 words and up to three poems to the 2021 Teen Creative Writing Contest. Submissions are accepted from Friday, February 19th through Friday, April 16th at 5 p.m.
Entries must be submitted electronically in DOC format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include the signed entry form below. All entry forms may be submitted to the entrant’s closest library branch or scanned and emailed to email@example.com.
Winners will be selected from the 6th through 8th and 9th grades through 12th grades in the categories of short story and poems. There will be three winners for each grade range in each category. Winners will be announced at a virtual event on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at 2 p.m.