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The Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity presents the 9th Annual Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest! We welcome kids in our service area to enter their original work in our contest. Each kid will receive a bound copy of their book, and we'll also place a copy in the library for others to read!

Contest Details:

People writing with a giant pencil
  1. Contest runs from February 6 through March 10, 2012.
  2. The contest is open to children in grades K through 12 who reside in the Library service area (Borough of Nazareth, Bushkill Township, LowerNazareth Township, and Upper Nazareth Township).
  3. Categories are K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12th grades.
  4. Entries must be original. The ideas, words and pictures must be your own, not copied from anywhere else.
  5. Entries will be accepted in the Children’s Department of the library starting March 1st.
  6. Winners will be chosen in each of the four categories.
  7. Winners will be announced April 10, 2012, during National Library Week.

Book Formatting Rules:

  2. Please leave at least 1 ½” margin on the sides of your entry.
  3. Do not fasten your pages together (no glue or staples; paper clips are recommended).
  4. Entries should be submitted in a large, flat envelope or securely paperclipped and should not be folded.
  5. Entries should be at least 12 pages of story.
  6. Text can be handwritten or typed. In the K-2 category only, an adult may assist with the words but please do not change words or improve the text.
  7. Please use non-smear markers, crayons or any permanent medium for illustrations. No photographs are allowed.
  8. Paper should not exceed 8 ½ x 11 inches and should be durable and unlined.
  9. Cover page should be made of regular paper with at least a ½” margin all the way around. COVER PAGE MUST BE THE SAME SIZE AS THE INSIDE OF THE BOOK!
  10. A title page is required.
  11. Make sure your name and phone number is on your entries.


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