Do you love to write? Do your friends say you are poetic? Are you creative? Then why not enter the Whistler Public Librarys 2 nd Annual Young Adult Writing Contest? Enter for the fun of it or enter for the cash prizes and the fame.
Short stories and poems can be submitted in any style and on any topic. Write a mystery or a haiku, its up to you. Be creative, experiment and have some fun. Entries will be judged according to style, originality, content, and yes, even grammar and spelling.
Entrants must be Whistler residents aged 12-18. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 30, 2001. Entry forms with complete contest rules are available at the Whistler Public Library, 4329 Main Street.
There will be first, second and third place prizes awarded in each category. First place is $75, second place is $40 and third place is $25. All winning entries will be published on the librarys Web site.
You can read the winning entries from last year on the Librarys website at: www.whistlerweb.net/library
Winners for prose:
1 st The Search by Hailey Dekraker
2 nd Mickey Mouse by Tarrant Vernon-Jarvis
3 rd Phone Calls by Kath Rybar
Winners for poetry
1 st Fear by Kath Rybar
2 nd [Untitled} by Ali Richmond
3 rd Mistakes by Kim Fenwick
For more information call Linda Neumann at 604-932-5564.