Friday, February 24, 2017

Deadline for Writers Competition March 31

The 2016 winners.
The deadline to submit entries to the 28th annual Writers Competition at the library is Friday, March 31, when the library closes at 6 p.m.
The Writers Competition is for fiction and nonfiction prose – no poetry please – up to 2,000 words. Entry forms, rules and a guide to creating an entry are available by visiting the library, by e-mail request to, by download at /, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Writers Competition, Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-4012.
Each competitor may submit up to two entries in whatever combination of fiction and/or nonfiction they choose.
Entries will be judged in age groups 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, and 19-plus by professional writers, editors, and educators. Winning entries will receive cash awards in each category and age group, $100 for first, $50 for second, and $25 for third. Professionally bound volumes containing all entries in the competition will be placed in the library collection.
The Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club recently provided a $750 grant to the library in support of the Writers Competition. The contest has previously been funded by the Hecla Mining Co. and the Panhandle Kiwanis Club with additional support provided by Friends of the Library.
Winners will be notified by phone and e-mail and will be announced publicly at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m. in the library Community Room.
Information: David Townsend, communications coordinator, 208-769-2315 Ext. 426 or

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