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Contests & Games

Teen Writing Contest

Enter your original poem, short story or something in our “random” category. Create a new piece or polish up something written for a school assignment. If your entry is selected by the judging panel, you will win a gift certificate to the store of your choice, up to $100 for first prize.

Two age categories:

  • Junior (Grades 7-9 or born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2004)
  • Senior (Grades 10-12 or born between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2001)

Submission deadline: Midnight on March 27, 2017.

Contest information


Read GVPL’s award-winning stories from the 420 Characters Tiny Story Contest, held in the fall 2016.