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Library picture book contest announced

February 22, 2013

The Washington County Free Library announces the annual Easy Picture Book Writing Contest. The contest includes five age divisions: Children in grades 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 to 8; 9 to 12; and adult.

Entrants must be a resident of Washington County, or have a valid Washington County Free Library Card. One entry per person will be accepted. All text and illustrations must be original work.

All entries must include author and illustrator names and age division, address and telephone number.

There will be one winner chosen for each age division. This winner will receive a hardbound edition of his or her book. The library also recognizes second- and third- place honorable mentions. Winners will be honored at a reception to be held during Children's Book Week Monday, May 13, through Sunday, May 19, where the winning books will be read aloud to the audience.

Entries may be submitted through Friday, March 15, to any county library branch throughout the county, or they may be mailed to:

Easy Picture Book Contest

Attn: Patricia Wishard

Washington County Free Library

101 Tandy Drive

Hagerstown, MD 21740

For more information, call Patricia Wishard at 301-739-3250, ext. 186.

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