Futuristic Creative Writing Contest for Kids

Topic: The year is 2075. What does a day in your life look like?

The last paragraph of the story must contain this exact phrase: “The future holds unlimited possibilities!”

Each story must contain the following words anywhere in the story exactly as given (for example “wrinkle” but not “wrinkled”):

gadget  peculiar  forthcoming   innovate robotic automation


Contest Guidelines

 Grades 3-5: – 400 word minimum, 700 word maximum

Grades 6-12: – 1,000 word minimum, 1,200 word maximum

• Do not place student’s name on any page of story.

• Provide one copy of entry with entry form on top.

• All entries must be typed in 12 point type using Times New Roman or Courier New and double spaced.

• Place title on top of first page – no title page needed.

• Number each page in top right-hand corner. Any entry not containing the above phrase  and all six words, underlined for easy identification, will be disqualified.

Entries Due Friday, Oct. 30.
Mail to:  Creative Writing Contest, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO  81004
or email sara.schwartz@ pueblolibrary.org.
or drop off at any library location.


First , second & third place prizes:  Gift certificate to Books Again, the Friends of the Library used book store, a Certificate of Merit, and story printed in the winners booklet

All entries will receive a certificate of participation

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