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Essay Contest for Teens

In the introduction to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: the Authorized Adaptation, author Ray Bradbury asks, If you had to memorize a single book or risk its extinction, which book would you choose?

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit an original essay that answers Ray Bradbury’s question and explains why that book is worth saving. Prizes will be awarded!

 

Deadline for Submission of Entries: Friday, May 17, 2013


Rules:

  • This contest is open to Queens students in grades 6-12, one entry per person.
  • Essays must be original and no more than two pages long (typed and double spaced).
  • The essay must answer the question “If you had to memorize a single book or risk its extinction, which book would you choose?” and explain why you chose that book.
  • Include name, school, grade, mailing address and email or phone number in submissions.
  • Completed essays should be submitted to your local Queens Library or emailed to teenbookslam@queenslibrary.org.
  • Prizes will be awarded for Best Essay (Grand Prize), Best High School Essays (three prizes) and Best Middle School Essays (three prizes).
  • Winners will be notified by phone or email by May 31, 2013.

 

Prizes: Amazon.com Gift Cards

 

Grand Prize (All Grades): $100

 

High School (Grades 9-12):
• 1st Place: $75
• 2nd Place: $50
• 3rd Place: $25

 

Middle School (Grades 6-8):
• 1st Place: $75
• 2nd Place: $50
• 3rd Place: $25

 

Announcement of Winners: May 31, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri, 2013-05-17 17:48