For the summer of 2019 teen essay contest, we invite teens ages 12 – 19 to write a concise statement describing a belief or value that they hold dear and how them came to own this value.

For examples of this kind of essay, read some of the prize-winning essays on this web site:

https://thisibelieve.org/essays/featured/

Here are some helpful guideline on writing a winning essay in this category:

https://thisibelieve.org/guidelines/

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.    Essays are due on Friday, August 16th at 5 p.m.

Winners will be announced on Friday, August 23rd.

For more information, contact Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos: ellens@westbpl.org