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Short Story Contest

Library FoundationA picture is worth a thousand words. Dakota County teens can showcase their writing skills by viewing a picture and writing a short story—1,000 words or less—about what’s going on in the picture below to win prizes. Dakota County Library’s annual Teen Short Story Contest runs Oct. 1–31 and is open to teens 12–18 who live or attend school in Dakota County.

The rules

  • Open to teens ages 12-18 who live or attend school in Dakota County.
  • A limit of one entry per person.
  • Must be an original stories of 1,000 words or fewer.
  • Entry forms available online and in library branches starting Oct. 1
  • Entries accepted starting Oct. 1. Entries can be submitted to any Dakota County Library location or via email to julia.carlis@co.dakota.mn.us by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Six winners (three per age category) will be announced the week of Nov. 15.  Each winner will receive prizes courtesy of the Dakota County Library Foundation.

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Last updated: 9/23/2015 5:25 AM