Medieval Day 2018

Medieval Day is BACK on July 21, 2018
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.!

Medieval Day Youth Writing Contest:

We want your Medieval-themed stories, reports, or poetry! Enter our writing contest for a chance to win a cash prize and to be knighted by our Medieval Day royalty!


  • Contest participants must be between the ages of 11-18
  • Works must use at least one book and one online source for their work (either for research or for inspiration)
  • Our library staff is happy to help you find sources! Come on in and chat with us!


  • Bring your written work by the Library on or before June 30, 2018 during the Library’s regular open hours.
  • Include a cover page with the author’s name, age, phone number, guardian’s name, guardian’s signature, and date
  • Limit one (1) submission per author
  • Include a bibliography outlining the sources used for research or inspiration at the end of the work
  • Work should be stapled, in a folder, or in a binder and submitted to the front desk of the library

The following conditions apply to the Submission entered:
Word Count

  • Suggested word count 500 – 3,500 words.
  • The word count includes “a,” “an,” and “the,” but not the words on non-story pages such as the title page
  • Invented words are accepted.


  • Only single author stories qualify (no co-authored stories)
  • Stories can be fact or fiction, and prose or poetry
  • Stories must be original and written entirely by the author
  • Stories will be accepted in English only