Writing Contests for Kids - not sponsored by the MPL. Please check individual websites for specifics.
Scotties Trees Rock Contest Make a video or write an essay about the importance of trees. Entries due by November 14, 2014.
DAR Celebrate America's History - Esssay contest for students in grades 5 - 8. Entries due by Januray 7, 2015. Click here for essay topic and directions about entering the contest.
Letters About Literature - Letters due December 15 for 9 -12 graders Letters due Janaury 15 for 4-8 graders.
National History Day - Create a project for this National Contest. For kids in 6 through 12 grades. Oregon's contest presentation day is April 18, 2015.
Bookmark Contest - 2015 theme is "Unlimited Possibilites @ McMinnville Public Library". Entries are due by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
Friends of the Library Essay Contest - Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 contest. Read the winning essays here.
Friends of the Library Poetry Contest - Look for the 2015 contest information in March.
Oregon Poets Association Student Contest - for students k - 12. Entries are due by February 10, 2015.
Oregon Reader's Choice Awards (ORCA) - Students in grades 3 - 12 who have read at least 2 of the titles on the ORCA list can vote for their favorite book.
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