Creative Writing Contest 2015

[bigmessage]Creative Writing Contest 2015 Has Begun[/bigmessage]

Theme: Six months ago, a gigantic solar flare generated an Electro­Magnetic Pulse (EMP) so massive that it destroyed all electronic equipment in North America. You have 200 words to write a story that takes place in the Casey County of this new world. GO!

Length: 200 words or less, typed and double­spaced

Deadline: All entries must be received no later than Friday, March 27th, 2015. Eligibility: All entrants must be a resident of Casey County.

Age Groups: ­
Youth (grades 7 – 12)
Adults (age 18 & over)
Awards for each age group: First prize: $ 75 Second prize: $ 50 Third prize: $ 25

Winners will be notified by Wednesday, April 29th; prizes will be awarded on Saturday, May 2nd. Winning entrants will also receive award certificates and have their stories published in the Casey County News!

Judging: Each entry will be reviewed & scored by three (3) or more independent judges on:

Creativity & Originality–50 points
Grammar & Mechanics–25 points
Personal Impression–25 points

Submission Guidelines

­ All entries must be original, unpublished work.
­ Entries must be typed and double­spaced.
­ Only one (1) entry per person. Entries will not be returned.
­ Entries received after deadline will not be eligible. All judges’ decisions are final. ­

Each entry must include a cover sheet with the following information:
Title of the entry
Author’s Name
Category (Youth or Adult)
Mailing Address Telephone number

Entries may be emailed to, dropped off at the front desk of the Casey County Public Library, or mailed to:

Casey County Public Library ATTN: Creative Writing Contest 238 Middleburg St.
Liberty, KY 42539

Sponsors:  Friends of the Casey County Public Library,  Casey County Chamber of Commerce and the Casey County News