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NPL Centennial Creative Writing Contest

NPL Centennial Creative Writing Contest

To celebrate our centennial, the Library is hosting the NPL Centennial Creative Writing Contest for people of all ages in the WaNee school district. The contest is open from April 1 - April 22. There are three age divisions, each with their own prompt! Write anything for this contest: an essay, a short story, a poem... Just follow the prompt and be creative!

Deadline: Entries will be accepted April 1 - April 22. Only original materials may be entered.

Entries can be submitted online, mailed to the Library, dropped off, or emailed to media@nappaneelibrary.org.

A completed form must be included. 

A printable version is available here

Copies are available at the library. 


Judges: Judges will be comprised of NPL employees, contest sponsors, and community volunteers. 


Winners: Winners will be notified May 1. Winning entries may be on display on the Library's website or social media. 


Sponsors: Thank you to the following sponsors:




Contest Divisions 

Kids Contest: Teen Contest: Adult Contest:
Age 5 - 12 Age 13 - 17  Age18+
$100 Prize $150 Prize $200 Prize

When I am 100, I will...

"In 100 years the world will..." 100 Word Challenge

Contest Prompts

Kids Contest: "When I am 100, I will..."

Write a poem or short story about what life will be like when you are 100. Write about what you might look like, how you might act, and what you might do when you're 100 years old.

Teen Contest: "In 100 years the world will..."

Write a poem, short story, or essay about what the world will be like in 2121. What will it be like to go to school? What will the Earth be like? Will we still have social media?

Adult Contest: 100 Word Challenge

Write a very short piece of prose, poetry, anything else… but it has to be 100 words or fewer. The piece can be about anything you like, but be creative! 



Judges will be responsible for scoring all entries based on content, details, grammar, and creativity (a rubric will be provided). The entry with the highest score (from 3 judges) will be picked as the winner. Judges can not enter the contest. 

NPL Centennial Writing Contest Rubric