Aspiring authors of all ages are invited to sign up to win through writing at San Diego County Library branches.
This annual essay contest, sponsored by The Library Friends of San Diego County, gives monetary prizes to the top three essays written in each age group: children, teens, and adults.
Last year, two Ramonans won cash prizes in the adult division. Cheryl Clarke placed first and Deneen Morgan-Burley placed second. The essay question last year was “How Does the Library Benefit You?”
This year’s essay question is, “What’s next for the Library of the Year?” with essays being accepted at all county library locations, including Ramona Library at 1275 Main St., through Nov. 3. The essay question reflects San Diego County Library’s selection as 2012 Library of the Year.
The essays must be 500 words or less, typed, preferably double-spaced and printed single-sided. Customers may pick up an application at any county library branch or online.
Finished essays may be dropped off at any County Library or sent to: Dick Wayman, Ramona Branch Library, 1275 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065.
Prizes include: $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 in third place within each age division. Winners will be announced on Jan. 18.
For more information on the Friends of the Library Essay Contest, email LFSDCessay@yahoo.com, visit www.sdcl.org, or contact Ramona Library.