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Battle of the Books, 2014
Battle of the Books is a program designed to encourage reading and to give recognition to those who like to read. It is organized by the Young Adult Department of the Farmington Community Library and sponsored by the Farmington Friends of the Library. Team members read from a selected list of books and then participate in a battle where they compete with other teams by answering questions based on the books. Although there will be one team that eventually wins first place, we believe that everyone who takes part is a winner. Click on the links below for more information.
Sponsored by Suzanne Sloat and Ray Okonski
Seventh through 12th-graders in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area are eligible to win prizes in different writing categories and age divisions.
Submissions for this contest will be accepted from:
Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9 a.m. to Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9 p.m.
Ages 12-14 and 15-19
All residents and/or students of Farmington/Farmington Hills in 7th -12th grade, public, private or parochial schools are eligible.
Fiction: 1-7 pages, typed. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and a total invention.
- For both age groups, create a work of fiction of your choice.
Poetry: 3-100 lines, typed. A piece of literature written in rhythm and/or rhyme.
- For both age groups, create a work of poetry of your choice.
Judges will consider these qualifications when reviewing submissions: originality; grammatical correctness and spelling; organization; word choice, imagery
- *12 point font *Times New Roman, Courier, or Arial font
- *No graphics or specialty fonts
- *Work must be original to the entrant
- *No previously published works accepted
- *1 work per category accepted
- *Please do not include name on submission, only the title should be on work to preserve anonymity in judging
- *You must submit your work through e-mail
All submissions due: January 5, 2015, 9:00 p.m.
*Prizes* Prizes will be awarded in each category for each age division First Place: $100 Second Place: $75 Third Place: $50 Winners will be honored April 20, 2015
For more information contact:
Merry Beth Tacy (Main Library) at (248) 553-6870
or Kevin Yezbick (Farmington Branch) at (248) 553-6264
Prizes are generously supplied by Ray Okonski and Suzanne Sloat.
Click here for last year's winners.