Maryln Schwartz Creative Writing Contest

The Friends of the Mobile Public Library sponsor an annual Writing Contest open to all Mobile County high school and middle school students residing in Mobile County (public, private and home schooled) grades 6-12.

Contest participants are invited to enter into three categories: poetry, short story, and essay. Middle School and High School students will be judged separately. Prizes will be awarded to Middle School and High School students as follows: First Place ($100), Second Place ($50) and Third Place ($25). Honorable mentions may be awarded in each category. Students may submit one entry per category.

The 2020 contest deadline was January 17, 2020.  Thank you to all participants.

Awards will be announced at the Mobile Literary Festival at the Ben May Main Library on March 21, 2020. Students, friends and family are encouraged to attend this wonderful event. Students will have an opportunity to read their work at this event. Teachers who have students submitting work will also be recognized at this program.
Awards will be announced once school is back in session. Certificates will be sent to schools via mailbag. The winners will be announced and personally presented with their awards.

Questions: Email mplfolcontest@gmail.com or call 251-391-5376