Teenagers throughout Pierce County may lend their creativity in the 10th annual Teen Poetry and Fiction Writing Contest-Our Own Words. Since 1995, the Pierce County Library System has sponsored the writing contest to offer teenagers a positive and rewarding venue to express themselves.
“The contest encourages and inspires teens to express their ideas, feelings and dreams,” said Neel Parikh, director of the Library System. “Each year hundreds of teens from more than 70 junior and senior high schools submit very high quality and interesting pieces.”
Now through March 17, all teenagers throughout Pierce County may enter poems or short stories. Students may enter one poem and one short story. The poems must be 14 lines or less and in a standard 12-point font. The short stories must be 1,200 words or less.
Registration is free. Teens may pick up entry forms at one of Pierce County Library‘s 17 branches or online. They may submit their entries to Our Own Words, Pierce County Library System, 3005 112th St. E., Tacoma, WA 98446 or e-mail them to email@example.com.