Children’s Writing Contest

About the Contest

The Children’s Department would like to present its first writing contest! We are very excited to read your story and see just how you use your creativity. Use your imagination to create your own fictional story. There is no prompt, your story can be about anything you would like.

**Deadline Extended**

In order to qualify, please submit a short story before January 15, 2021, that contains the following criteria:

  • For 3-5th graders minimum 1000 words; max 1500
  • For 6-8th graders minimum 1500 words; max 2000
  • Must include a creative title, full name, page numbers, and be double spaced
  • Illustrations are not required but will be accepted

The winning submission will be awarded a $25 Amazon gift card.

This writing contest is only open to Waukegan residents.