Contests


2016 award winners

2016 Creative Writing Winners: 1st Place – Lauren Davis, 2nd Place – Maddie Rehrman and Teen Art Contest Winner – Ryan Rowlands

2015 Creative Writing Winners: 1st Place – Sarah Wheedleton, 2nd Place and 1st Place Cover Art – Amelia Rehrman

2014 Creative Writing Winners: 1st Place – Sarah Wheedleton, 2nd Place – Sarah Schroder, Cover Art – Sabriya Zaman


Avon Grove Library Creative Writing Contestwriting contest pic

Writers may submit original works of fiction or nonfiction, no greater than 2,000 words in length. Short stories, personal narratives, essays, poetry, and memoirs are acceptable. Selected entries will be included in the 2017 Avon Grove Library Creative Writing Collection. Winners will be recognized at our end of summer celebration on August 19.

Students are invited to attend the Teen Writing Club at Avon Grove Library on Saturday, June 17, from 12 to 1 PM to workshop their pieces.

The contest is open to all middle or high school students (entering grades 6 – 12) who live or attend school in Avon Grove School District or neighboring school districts (Oxford Area, Kennett Consolidated) in Chester County, Pa. Only one entry per individual will be accepted.

 

First Prize: $50 Visa Gift Card

Second Prize: $25 Visa Gift Card

 

Contest requirements:

  • All entries must be submitted by 4 PM on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
  • Do not include your name or any details that would identify you in your story.
  • Stories must not be greater than 2,000 words in length.
  • All submissions must be original work; no plagiarism and no fan fiction will be accepted.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, but do not need to be created specifically for this contest. You may submit creative work written for school assignments, workshops, or other contests.
  • Entries should be in .doc or .docx format.
  • Send your story attached to an email that includes:
    • Your Name:
    • Your Grade and School in September:
    • Phone number:
    • Mailing address:

 

Any questions can be sent to Sarah Beyer at sbeyer@ccls.org.

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art contest picAvon Grove Library Teen Art Contest

Students are invited to submit a matted or framed piece of original 2-dimensional art for entry into the Avon Grove Library Teen Art Contest.

Artworks must be at least 8 by 10 inches, but no greater than 11 by 14 inches. Any medium is acceptable: paints, pastels, photography, and other media. There will be a matting event on Saturday, June 17 from 2 to 4 PM at Avon Grove Library for entrants interested in preparing their artworks to enter the contest.

Selected entries will be on display in the library this summer. One entry will be included on the cover of our 2017 Creative Writing Collection. Winners will be recognized at our end of summer celebration on August 19.

The contest is open to all middle or high school students (entering grades 6 – 12) who live or attend school in Avon Grove School District or neighboring school districts (Oxford Area, Kennett Consolidated) in Chester County, Pa. Only one entry per individual will be accepted.

 

First Prize: $50 Visa Gift Card

Second Prize: $25 Visa Gift Card

 

Art Contest Requirements:

  • Images may be created using any artistic medium, including photography.
  • Formatting artwork: resolution must be 300 dpi or higher. Any common image file format may be used.
  • All entries must be submitted by Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 4 PM.
  • You will be contacted by email with information on picking up your entry.

 

Any questions can be sent to Sarah Beyer at sbeyer@ccls.org.

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