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 event. The essay contest is sponsored by the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library.

Students from ages 13-18 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. Submissions must be dropped off at the Diamond Bar Library in person or sent via mail by Tuesday, November 1st, 2022.

There will be 3 $300 cash prizes.

To download an entry form and the parental consent form, click the link on the right.