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Youth Creative Writing Contest
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2:00 PM

This Old Book its excited to announce our Second Annual Youth Creative Writing Contest.

3 Finalists from each age category will be featured at this years AuthorFest on August 4th! Deadline July 14th, 2018

Three Age Categories

  • 4-8 years
  • 9-12 years
  • 13-18 years
    Word count maximum 2000 words on any subject.

3 Finalists will be chosen from each age category to be featured at a booth at the August 4th Authorfest Event.
One 1st place winner will be selected from each age category and receive a $50 gift certificate to This Old Book and a Authorfest goodie bag. The work of the winners and runners up will be showcased at the Round Lake Beach Library and Submit in person at This Old Book or email to Please include contact information with

  1. Name
  2. Age
  3. Email Address
  4. Phone Number, an organization that showcases the talents and ideas of youth ages 5-19 around the world, is partnering with This Old Book to give every Youth Creative Writing Project Contest participate a chance to share their work. If you would like your creative writing piece to be featured on, please email your story and optionally, your age, to All finalists of the Youth Creative Writing Project will also be featured on Achieve WE!

Youth Creative Writing Workshop
Free At AuthorFest - August 4th from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
All young authors are invited to participate in a free writing workshop during AuthorFest Workshop hosted by local writer Dawn Napier. The creative writing workshop is open to writers of all ages. We will discuss some of our favorite sources of inspiration, practice setting the scene, and play a game that teaches a few pointers about character building. Bring your favorite notebook and your muse!