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MML Annual Essay Contest

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?” 

Eligibility and Age Categories:

Level 1 (Gades 3-4, Norwood residents only)
Level 2 (Grades 5-8, Norwood residents only)
Level 3 (9th Grade - Adult, Norwood & surrounding towns)

Judging:

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:

  • Addresses Prompt (or Topic)
  • Development & Organization
  • Creativity
  • Voice
  • Craft

Note: English language learners are encouraged to participate.

Awards:

Three awards will be granted: First, Second and Third Place ($35, $25, $10 Barnes and Noble gift cards, in that order).

Submission Deadline:

April 15, 2017: Essays must be submitted to Nancy Ling, at the Outreach Department, or electronically as a Word document to nling@minlib.net.

With gratitude to the Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund for its generous donation that made this contest possible.

Awards:

Three awards will be granted: First, Second and Third Place ($35, $25, $10 Barnes and Noble gift cards, in that order).

Submission Deadline:

April 15, 2017: Essays must be submitted to Nancy Ling, at the Outreach Department, or electronically as a Word document to nling@minlib.net.

With gratitude to the Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund for its generous donation that made this contest possible.

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