The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising 5th & 6th graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. This year, the contest is open to all 5th and 6th grade students in Lebanon County and top winners are honored at the Library of Congress.
All contest entrants can redeem a free contest prize pack at the Library of Congress National Book Festival on August 30.
Miss Cindy at Annville Free Library is administering the contest.
Essay forms can be picked up at Annville Library or downloaded here.
When does the contest run?
July 1 to August 11, 2014
Who can participate?
Rising 5th & 6th Graders (students who will be entering 5th or 6th grade next fall).
How to enter?
Write a short essay on a book that has had a personal impact on your life.
Books have the power to shape us by changing the ways we think and feel. Think about a book that made a difference in your life. It could be your favorite book, one that you read at school or as part of this year’s summer reading program. How did it make you feel? Did it change the way you see yourself, your family or the world? Choose one book – it can be fiction or nonfiction – and write a short essay about how it had a personal impact on your life.
- Write a one-page essay.
- Use examples from the book to make your points.
- Your essay will be judged on content, structure (spelling and grammar) and creativity.
- Your essay may be typed or hand-written.
Submit your essay in-person by Monday, August 11, 2014 to a in the Mid-Atlantic region, along with a completed contest entry form containing your parent or guardian’s signature. You can drop off the essay at Annville Free Library or at the Library System of Lebanon County office at Lebanon Community Library.