This summer we invite teens ages 12 – 19 to write a concise statement describing a belief or value that they hold dear and how they came to own this value.

For examples of this kind of essay, read some of the prize-winning essays on this web site:

https://thisibelieve.org/essays/featured/

Here are some helpful guideline on writing a winning essay in this category:

https://thisibelieve.org/guidelines/

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.    Essays are due on Friday, August 21st at 5 p.m.

Send to: ellens@westbpl.org  Subject: “Essay contest entry”

Winners will be announced on Friday, August 28th.

For more information, contact Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos: ellens@westbpl.org