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BCPL's Annual Writing Contest for
Poetry & Short Stories

2015 Contest Begins April 2015

2014 Selected Entries

Unless disqualified for failure to comply with submission guidelines, all digital entries are included below. All winning and honorable mention titles have been scanned for viewing even if they were not originally submitted digitally. Winners and honorable mentions are in bold.

Adult Division: Poetry

Adult Division: Short Story

High School Division: Poetry

High School Division: Short Story


Middle School Division: Short Story


Elementary High School Division: Short Story

Past Contest Winners »

2014 Contest Guidelines:

1. Open to all residents of Bullitt County. Limit (1) entry per category; individual entries may not exceed (2) total entries in the contest. YOU MAY NOT enter the same work in two categories. All entries must be your original, unpublished work.

2. Format:

  • Entries should be typed in Times New Roman font in 14-point font size.
  • Works must be double spaced with one-inch margins.
  • Entries should be no more than 3,500 words. Entries containing more than 3,500 words will be disqualified.

3. Submission:

  • The submission period begins on  April 1, 2014 and ends May 3, 2014. All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
  • It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that you submit your entry electronically. Complete the online entry form below and attach your submission as a Word or PDF file. Please contact the Outreach Department at 543-7675 ext. 5 if you require assistance with your electronic submission.
  • Alternatively, you may also submit a hard copy of your entry at any BCPL location or mail your submission to Allison White, Outreach Department, P.O. Box 99, Shepherdsville, Kentucky 40165. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Saturday, May 3, 2014.
  • DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR ENTRY ANYWHERE. Your name should only appear on your entry form. If you submit a hard copy, please attach the print entry form to the top page of your entry.
  • Your original entry is FINAL.
  • By submitting your work you agree that BCPL has permission to include your work in the annual contest book. BCPL also reserves the right to publish your work, your name, and your photo in print materials or electronic media, on its website, and on any BCPL web account if you are chosen as a winner. You agree that BCPL can announce you as a winner in the Pioneer News and the Courier-Journal.

44. Failure to follow the above guidelines will disqualify your entry.

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