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Awesome Author

2022 Awesome Author Creative Writing Contest

The Ohio County Public Library Children's Department would like to invite YOU to participate in the 13th Annual Awesome Creative Writing Contest!

This contest is open to 5th and 6th grade students living in or attending school in Ohio County, West Virginia. 

Entries should adhere to the following:

  • Fictional story (no non-fiction reports please)
  • 250-500 words
  • Story should be typed in 12 pt Times New Roman or handwritten in pencil or ink (blue or black) to make reading and printing easier. 
  • No illustrations. 
  • All entries must have a cover page providing the student's first and last name, grade level, school, teacher's name, and word count. 

Entries must be received by Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Finalists will be notified the week of November 21, 2022. An awards ceremony will be held at 7pm on Thursday, December 1st in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library. 

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.

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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