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Teen Writing Contest 2020: Submission Period is Open!

August 1 @ 8:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm

We are excited to open the submission period for the 8th annual Teen Writing Contest as of August 1. Our very first group of Teen Library Council members came up with the idea for this program, and since that time the number and quality of submissions has grown.  We even have a past winner who is now a soon-to-be-published young adult author; more on this later! We love providing an opportunity for aspiring local writers to test their wings and to share their talents.

Contest Details:

Open to all students in grades 7-12 who:

  • reside in the library service area; or
  • attend an R.S.U. 1 school; or
  • attend Chop Point School, Hyde School, or Chewonki Middle School;

Submission Period:  August 1 to December 4, 2020. 

Prizes (in each category):  1st Prize:  $100 gift certificate; 2nd Prize:  $50 gift certificate


Grades 7-9: Short Fiction (up to 8 pages) or Memoir (up to 4 pages)

Grades 10-12:  Short Fiction (up to 8 pages) or Memoir (up to 4 pages)       

Full contest guidelines are available by clicking here.  Questions?  Contact Roberta Jordan (rjordan@patten.lib.me.us, or 443-5141, extension 25).  Winners announced in January, 2021.

Winning entries will be published on the Library website.


August 1 @ 8:00 am
December 4 @ 5:00 pm
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Library Hours

Monday 10 5
Tuesday 10 5
Wednesday 10 7
Thursday 10 5
Friday 10 5
Saturday 10 2
Sunday Closed

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