Writing Contest Deadline Nearing

The letters are rolling in! Here at the State Library, we’ve been receiving entries for the 2021 Wyoming Letters About Literature contest.

We’d like to remind everyone that the deadline is nearing, and students have less than two weeks to submit their entries by the postmark deadline of Saturday, January 9, 2021. With school out for the holidays, this is a good time for teens and tweens to write a heartfelt letter to their favorite author for the chance to win an Amazon gift card.

Letters About Literature asks students to reflect on a book or other work that has affected them and to write to the author — living or dead — about how that book changed their life or outlook. Letters will be judged in three levels: grades 4-6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12. In each level, Amazon gift cards will be awarded in the amount of $150 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place.

Learn more about how to enter the contest.

Wyoming Letters About Literature is a project of the Wyoming State Library. Questions may be directed to Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.

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