Ready to sharpen your creative writing skills? See where your imagination takes you this year! Set your reminders for the Saturday, March 27, 2021 deadline. The Friends' Creative Writing Contest is a great opportunity to promote writing for students in grades 1-12 who attend a school or live within the Littleton Public Schools (LPS) boundaries. (See boundaries below.)
Ready? Set? Write!
Submissions may include artwork, illustrations, font variations, or other graphic elements to enhance the written word, not replace the writing process.
Our distinguished judges are from the English Department of Arapahoe Community College.
Judging is anonymous based on originality, quality of expression and skill in handling specific forms of writing.
Judges also use the Creative Writing Contest Rubrics. (See below).
Rules: A Few Important Notes
How to Enter
Via this Website:
Send Entry Form and submission to:
Creative Writing Contest
c/o Bemis Public Library
6014 S Datura St,
Littleton, CO 80120.
Postmarked March 27, 2021.
You will receive a notification that your submission and Entry Form have been received.
Littleton Public School boundaries are: Belleview Avenue, Sheridan Boulevard, Holly Street and County Line Road.
Winning writers in print!
All winning 2021 entries will be bound in a book and copies will be available for purchase after the contest. Order a copy of the 2021 Creative Writing Contest Winning Writers publication. Alternatively, during normal Library operating hours, you can reference a printed copy in the children’s room of the 2021 and previous years' winners starting in 1968. Winning writers' work work be printed in black and white, even if any artwork was submitted in color.
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