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Lafayette Public Library accepting submissions for 2021 Writes of Spring writing contest

Posted at 2:21 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 15:23:47-05

The Lafayette Public Library is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Writes of Spring writing contest.

The contest is open to all students in grades K-12, whether public, private, or homeschooled, who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia. Students may submit their own original unpublished work (in English, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish) in only one of the following genres:

Poetry – 1-3 poems, 100 lines total

Fiction – K-6 graders: max. 750 words; 7-12 graders: max. 1,500 words

Nonfiction – K-6 graders: max. 750 words; 7-12 graders: max. 1,500 words

*One entry per student will be accepted. Submissions should be double-spaced with 12-point font.

All students are encouraged to enter the writing contest using the online entry/submission form at Paper (non-digital) submissions will be accepted from students in grades K – 6. Alternatively, they may submit a paper entry form and a paper copy of their writing entry. These need to be turned in by the deadline of March 19, 2021 at any Lafayette Public Library location.

All other eligible students (7-12 grade) are required to submit their entries electronically using the online form. This is a Google Docs form, which requires the use of a Gmail account. If you do not have a Gmail account or Google Docs login, or having difficulties with the form please email for assistance. All entries are due by Friday, March 19, 2021.

For complete details about the 2021 Writes of Spring writing contest and for links to the entry forms, visit

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