Teen writers and artists: Entries accepted to 2020 Creative Writing Challenge Nov. 1-Jan. 31

    The Southwest Michigan Teen Creative Writing Challenge will accept submissions beginning November 1. The annual competition, open to all students in grades 7 through 12, features a new timeline for 2020 and a new category. Young writers and artists are invited to submit their works in up to five categories: Comics, Cover Art, Fiction, Flash Fiction (new in 2020), and Poetry.
    Submissions will be accepted online through Jan-uary 31. Professional judges in each category will adjudicate the entries between February 17 and March 13, with the winners announced during National Library Week, April 13-18. The official award ceremony is Saturday, June 20, 2 p.m., at the Dowagiac Performing Arts Center.
    Official rules are online at: https://bit.ly/31KCgEJ or at one of the sponsoring libraries: Cass District Library, Dowagiac District Library, Lawton Public Library, Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library, Paw Paw District Library, and Van Buren District Library.
      Cash awards are presented to the first, second and third place winners in each category. A total of almost $2,000 in prizes will be awarded in 2020. Winners also receive a professionally printed book and eBook that includes all winning entries.
    For updated information about related activities, look for Southwest Michigan Teen Creative Writing Challenge 2020 on Facebook, contact a participating library or e-mail TCWC@vbdl.org.

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