The Hamilton Public Library has some fantastic contests for creative kids of all ages this summer.
24th Annual Power of the Pen Creative Writing Contest for ages 12 – 18. Co-sponsored with the Hamilton Spectator. Original short stories and poetry submissions will be judged be professional writers and reviewers and prizes for first and second will be awarded in each age group and category. Contest details, rules and entry form available at http://teens.hpl.ca/power-pen . Deadline for submissions is September 30.
Short Works Prize The Rotary AM Club sponsors the Short Works Prize for young writers 16 – 20 years old. You must be unpublished. Details, rules and entry forms available at http://teens.hpl.ca/news/short-works-prize-call-entries-1 Deadline for entries October 5, 2018.
Photo Contest for Kids(4-12) and Teens Submit one photo that showcases what you love about summer. Details at http://kids.hpl.ca/contest/photo-contest-0 and http://teens.hpl.ca/contest/photo-contest . Deadline September 1st.
Billboard Contest Open to kids ages 4 – 12, the winning entry will be placed on a bill-board in Hamilton. Pick up an entry form at the Bookmobile or your closest library. Details at http://kids.hpl.ca/contest/billboard-contest Deadline September 1st.
Tween Writing Contest Ages 10 – 12 Submissions must be no longer than 1000 words. Entry forms available at the bookmobile or your closest library branch. Details at http://kids.hpl.ca/contest/tween-writing-contest . Deadline August 25th.
Good luck and have fun!