Flex your writing muscles and show off your imagination! The Young Writers Contest is open to writers between the ages of 8 to 17 in two age divisions:
Submit a story of 500 words or less. Only one entry per person. The prompt will not be included in the 500 word count, but must be included in the story. First place winning entries in both divisions will be awarded $100 by the Friends of the Buda Library and published in the Hays Free Press.
Write a story relating to the prompt—be creative! Entries will be judged based on the quality of the writing, originality and subject matter. Finalists will be judged by local writers, teachers and librarians.
Entry Deadline: Stories must be received before the Buda Library closes on Thursday, July 2, 2019. No email submission will be accepted.
Winner Announcements: All prize winners will be announced on the Friends of the Buda Library and Buda Public Library websites. Winners will be notified individually.
Awards: The Friends of the Buda Library will award $100 for the first place stories, $50 for the second place, and $25 for the third place in both divisions. The first place stories will be published on the Hays Free Press website and the Friends of the Buda Library website.
Awards Presentation: All entrants are invited to the Library’s Summer Reading Program celebration on Saturday, August 3. Certificates and awards will be presented.
Questions: Call the Buda Library at 512-295-5899 or email us.