23 October 2007

TRW Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Franklin Lakes Public Library's Teen Creative Writing Contest!

Eric, a freshman at Ramapo High School, received First Prize: a $50 American Express Gift Card.

Tim, a freshman at Ramapo High School, received Second Prize: a collection of funny movies.

Stefanie, a senior at Indian Hills High School, received Third Prize: a collection of funny books.

The Teen Creative Writing Contest was part of the celebration of Teen Read Week 2007. Teen Read Week is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association. This year’s theme , "LOL @ your library," encourages teens to laugh out loud while reading humorous books and graphic novels just 'for the fun of it'. Teen Read Week is held annually during the third week of October. An updated sponsors and supporting organizations list can be found at the Web site, http://www.ala.org/teenread/.

At Franklin Lakes Public Library and area schools, teens were given a contest entry form with a variety of first lines of teen novels. Using these first lines, they were instructed to create their own short story, poem, screenplay, etc. We received 40 amazing stories, and three winners were chosen. Copies of the winning entries can also be found in the library. Thank you so much to all the teens who submitted entries for this contest - It made the job of choosing just three winners very difficult (but really very enjoyable!) for the judges! Thank you for your participation.

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