Student Essay Contest

Student Essay Contest

“How a Book Changed My Life”

Each year the How a Book Changed My Life student essay contest is offered as part of the annual Read Together Diamond Bar events. The essay contest is sponsored by the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library and the American Association of University Women.

Students from ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre – fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or classic – explaining how that author’s work changed their way of thinking about the world or themselves. Essays submitted must be 1,000 words or less.

There will be three Winners! Each winner will receive a $300 Amazon Gift Card.

Entry forms for each year’s contest are generally available in early September. Entry forms are available at the Library. For an entry form or for questions, please contact the Teen Services Librarian at or by phone to 909 861-4978.

To download an entry form and the parental consent form, and to learn the deadline for submission of this year’s essays

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