Enter your short story in the 6th Annual ZB Inked writing contest for a chance to win a Chromebook laptop or $150 cash!
- All entries are due November 1st by Midnight.
- You may enter up to two stories or poems.
- All entries must be emailed to email@example.com. No paper submissions will be accepted.
- ZB Inked is open to 6th-12th grade students (public, private, or home schooled) in Zion, Winthrop Harbor, and Beach Park.
- Entries must be no longer than 1000 words. Entries must be double spaced using Times Roman Font.
- There will be two categories: 6-8th grade and 9-12 grade.
- You will be judged on grammar, creativity, originality, and original use of characters.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Follow zbteens Instagram for writing tips from the judges.
- Ask the judges, Dawn and Elise, to proof read your story to provide feedback.