Children's Book Week Writing Contests

The 100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week takes place April 29-May 5. HideAway Books is an official Children’s Book Week location. Please follow our Facebook event for ongoing information about everything happening during the week. As part of the week, we will be awarding gift cards to local kids who are aspiring writers. See information below for the Poetry Contest and Short Story Contest.

POETRY CONTEST

Open to all Utah County kids, ages 5-17. Write an original poem, up to 20 lines, in any style, on any theme. Poems can be handwritten and turned into HideAway Books at 8 E. Main Street, or emailed to heidi@hideawayusedbooks.com. Please put “poetry contest” in the subject line. Poems are due Friday April 26 by 5 p.m. Winners will be announced on May 1. Gift cards available for the first place winners by age group. Winners are also invited to read their poems during our Children’s Book Week events on Saturday, May 4.

SHORT STORY CONTEST

Open to all Utah County kids, ages 5-17. Write an original short story, no more than 2,000 words, in any style, on any theme. Grammar and punctuation important. Handwritten stories accepted (please make sure it is legible) or stories can be submitted by email. Stories are due Friday April 26 by 5 p.m. Winners will be announced on May 1. Gift cards available for the first place winners by age group. Winners may also be invited to read their poems during our Children’s Book Week events on Friday, May 3.

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Rowley, at HideAway Books.