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Teen Fiction Writing Contest

Friday, February 17, 2017
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Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to stretch their creativity in our annual Teen Fiction Writing Contest.  Entries will be accepted January 3-February 17, 2016 via email to smoser@daytonmetrolibrary.org or in person at each branch location.  Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at an awards ceremony on March 18th at the Northwest Branch.   Entries will be accepted in the following categories: 
  • Grades 7-9 Flash Fiction (Up to 500 words)
  • Grades 7-9 General Fiction (500-2000 words)
  • Grades 7-9 Fan Fiction (up to 2000 words)
  • Grades 10-12 Flash Fiction (Up to 500 words)
  • Grades 10-12 General Fiction (500-2000 words)
  • Grades 10-12 Fan Fiction (up to 2000 words)
Prizes in each category will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place.  The Dayton Metro Library Friends are generously sponsoring this contest.

See www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/teens for more details.
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  • Eager participants drop their name in the bowl, names are drawn as time allows.
  • Share a personal story related to the theme.
  • Five minutes - just you and your story, no props, prompts, or scripts.
  • Audience judges with specific scoring criteria.
  • Winner takes home a new book - for keeps.

Scoring Criteria:

  • Story has three strong and distinct parts - beginning, middle, and end.
  • Story relates to the theme
  • Storyteller is engaging with the audience
  • Story is under five minutes. 
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Belmont

Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers. 

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Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.

Relax over intricate coloring pages and thought provoking conversation with friends.

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Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.
Join us for an evening of old school board and card games.
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Homework Help

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Meeting Room

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Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.

The Art of Your Story - theme: Karma

  • Eager participants drop their name in the bowl, names are drawn as time allows.
  • Share a personal story related to the theme.
  • Five minutes - just you and your story, no props, prompts, or scripts.
  • Audience judges with specific scoring criteria.
  • Winner takes home a new book - for keeps.

Scoring Criteria:

  • Story has three strong and distinct parts - beginning, middle, and end.
  • Story relates to the theme
  • Storyteller is engaging with the audience
  • Story is under five minutes. 
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