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Awesome Author

2020 Awesome Author Creative Writing Contest

The Ohio County Public Library Children’s Department would like to invite you to participate in our Spring 2020 Awesome Author Creative Writing Contest. This contest is open to students who live and attend school in Ohio County or live in Ohio County and are Homeschooled.


  • Third or Fourth Grade
  • Original Fictional Story
  • 200-500 words
  • Typed in 12 pt Times New Roman font, black ink, or
  • Handwritten (no cursive) in pencil, blue or black ink
  • Please use only the front of the page
  • No illustrations
  • No Halloween stories
  • No fan fiction

You MUST include a cover sheet that includes

  • First and Last Name
  • School
  • Grade
  • Teacher’s Name
  • Word count

Entries must be received by Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Entries may be dropped off  at the Library or mailed to:
ATTN: Awesome Author Entry
Ohio County Public Library
52 16th Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Entries will be judged for content, creativity, organization, and mechanics by staff members of OCPL. Two finalists will be selected from each school in each grade. Two homeschool students will be selected at each grade level. Finalists will be notified the week of March 16, 2020.

The Awesome Author Award Ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 31 at 7 pm in the library auditorium.

For questions or concerns, please contact Lee Ann Cleary, Children’s Specialist, at 304-232-0244 or email at [email protected].


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