Enter your short story in the 6th Annual ZB Inked writing contest for a chance to win a Chromebook laptop or $150 cash!
  1. All entries are due November 1st by Midnight.
  2. You may enter up to two stories or poems.
  3. All entries must be emailed to elisem@zblibrary.org.  No paper submissions will be accepted.
  4. ZB Inked is open to 6th-12th grade students (public, private, or home schooled) in Zion, Winthrop Harbor, and Beach Park.
  5. Entries must be no longer than 1000 words. Entries must be double spaced using Times Roman Font.
  6. There will be two categories: 6-8th grade and 9-12 grade.
  7. You will be judged on grammar, creativity, originality, and original use of characters.
  8. Your entry must include the following: full name, grade, school, an email you check often, and a working phone number. You will lose points if one of the above is missing on your entry.
  9. Winners will be announced by November 16th. All prizes must be picked up in the teen room by November 30th or you forfeit your prize.
  10. A winner for each prize is not guaranteed. (There may be a grand prize, 1st and 2nd place but no 3rd).
One Grand Prize-Chromebook laptop or $150 cash.
One first place prize for each category-$100
One second place prize for each category-$50
One third place prize for each category- $25
Tips To Increase Your Chances of Winning
  1. Follow zbteens Instagram for writing tips from the judges.
  2. Ask the judges, Dawn and Elise, to proof read your story to provide feedback.