Medieval Manuscript

Contest Rules

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!

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Contest participants must be between the ages of 10-19.
    • Our library staff is happy to help you find sources! Come on in and chat with us!
HOW TO ENTER:
  • Bring your written work by the Library on or before June 30, 2019 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.
CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE SUBMISSION ENTERED:

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.

General:

  • 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.