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Calling All Wordsmiths! Here's How to Enter the Library Friends Essay Contest

The deadline to submit your work is Nov. 3. Pop over to the Lemon Grove Library for all the details.

Attention, budding authors and local wordsmiths! Here's your chance to submit your work and win money.

The Library Friends of San Diego County will hold its annual writing contest for writers of all ages. Last year's winners included a Lemon Grove student, Destiny Lawhorn, who was in sixth grade at the time. She won first place in the children’s division.

The essay prompt is, “What’s next for the Library of the Year?” The San Diego County Library system was named 2012 Library of the Year by Library Journal in June.

Writers compete in three age groups—children, teens, and adults. The top three winners in each group will be awarded $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 in third place.

Essay entries must be 500 words or less, typed—preferably double-spaced— and printed on one page.

To enter, pick up an application at the Lemon Grove Library or online.

Drop off the essays at any branch library in the county, or mail entries to: Dick Wayman, Ramona Branch Library, 1275 Main St., Ramona CA 92065.

The contest ends on Nov. 3, and the winners will be announced Jan. 18.

Questions? Need more information? Email LFSDCessay@yahoo.com, go online www.sdcl.org, or visit the Lemon Grove Library.

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