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Creative Writing Contest

Creative Writing Contest Details

The 53rd Annual Creative Writing Contest is open to grades 1-12 who live or attend Littleton Public Schools.* 

Entries to be judged are:


  • Poetry: Any length, all forms
  • Short Story: 2,500 words max, fiction or nonfiction
  • Other: Comic, script, essay, speech

 Submissions and Entry Forms can be submitted electronically either by:  

  • Completing the online Creative Writing Contest Entry Form below and providing a link to your document on Google docs in the “Message or Link to Document” section. Then hit send. 
  • Emailing your Entry Form and submission to: friendscreativewritingcontest@gmail.com. You can print the Rules and Entry form pdf below, fill it out, scan it and upload it as a pdf, along with your submission to the email address above.

In either case,  we will let you know within 24 hours that it has been received.  

Alternately,  submissions may be mailed to: Creative Writing Contest, 6904-C W Euclid  Pl, Littleton, CO 80123.  While this year's contest is now complete, check back for details next spring on our 2021 contest. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  One Entry Form is needed per submission. 

The judging rubric is below.

* Littleton Public School boundaries are Belleview Avenue, Sheridan Boulevard, Holly Street and County Line Road. 

Publication Orders 

See your writing in print!

All winning entries will be bound in a book and copies will be available for purchase. Order a copy of the 2020 Children's Writing Contest Publication. Alternatively,  when the library opens, you can reference a printed copy in the children’s room of the 2020 and previous years' winners.

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is sponsored and managed solely by the Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum.

The staff of the Bemis Public Library has no involvement in procedures or judging.

Questions should be referred FriendsCreativeWritingContest@gmail.com

Creative Writing Contest forms

Creative Writing Contest flyer (pdf)


Rubric Package pdf-1 (pdf)


Rules & Entry Form pdf_rev (pdf)


Creative Writing Contest Entry Form