For over five years the library’s Outreach Department has run an annual essay contest for Norwood residents. Each year has a different theme. A few of our favorites topics were: “The Bravest Character I Knew” and “My Future Library Will Look Like.” 2017’s topic is, “If You Were Stuck on a Desert Island, What Book Would You Bring and Why?” If you would like to get in on the fun, please download an adult or student entry form.
Level 1 (Grades 3-4, Norwood residents only)
Level 2 (Grades 5-8, Norwood residents only)
Level 3 (9th Grade – Adult, Norwood & surrounding towns)
A panel of unbiased judges will select the winning essays. They will use the criteria established on the rubric to evaluate the essays according to 5 equally-weighted categories. These categories are:
Note: English language learners are encouraged to participate.
Three awards will be granted: First, Second and Third Place ($35, $25, $10 Barnes and Noble gift cards, in that order).
April 15, 2017: Essays must be submitted to Nancy Ling, at the Outreach Department, or electronically as a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With gratitude to the Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund for its generous donation that made this contest possible.