The contest is free to enter and open to ages 10-18 for those who live in Tulsa County, attend school in Tulsa County or have a nonresident library card.
There are three age divisions: 10-12, 13-15, 16-18. Participants may enter one manuscript per category. Within each age division, there are five categories: short story-no more than 1,500 words; informal essay-short composition on a topic of issue giving your opinion or recounting a personal experience; poetry-one poem, no more than 300 words; short play-no more than six characters, no more than three locations, no more than 10 pages, limited to 5-10 minutes in length; graphic short story-no more than eight pages, with or without words, in black and white or color, fiction or nonfiction, computer-generated images are okay as long as they are original works (no clip art); use 81/2" by 11" paper and submit as flat work, not as booklet.
Within each age category, cash prizes are awarded in the following amounts: $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.
All entrants will receive an invitation to the awards program, which will be held on Friday, August 22, 7 PM at Hardesty Regional Library's Connor's Cove, 8316 E. 93rd St.