Between the Lines Writing Contest

November is a time to celebrate writing and we are calling for kids from Kindergarten to Grade 8 to join our writing contest. The winning entries will be published on our website and posted in the library.


The theme of the contest is S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Pick one (or more) of these subjects to be the topic and write a fictional short story.

Age range categories:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 1: Draw a picture with a 2-4 sentence story describing the scene below it. The sentences can be done with assistance of an adult. 
  • Grades 2 to 3: Write a short story with up to 100 words
  • Grades 4 to 6: Write a short story with up to 200 words
  • Grades 7 to 8: Write a short story with up to 300 words

Deadline for submission: Please bring in your submission to one of our library locations by Thursday, November 30, 2023. Make sure that your submission is in an easy to read format.

Winners will be announced in each of the age range categories before December 20th.

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