Teens: Write Your Way to a New iPad

The best teen writer in town can win a new 16 GB iPad mini in Alameda Free Library’s essay contest for kids ages 13 to 18. Essays must be written on the subject of war and how it relates to their lives.

The contest is a part of California Reads’ War Comes Home Project, which aims to raise awareness of and promote greater understanding of our veterans and explore the impact of war on our communities.

The grand prize winner will receive the iPad. All participants will receive a prize.

A panel of five judges will help select the winning essays. Essays may not exceed 1,000 words.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. Winning essays will be announced by Monday, Dec. 15. Applicants can pick up entry forms at any Alameda Free Library branch.

For more information on the library’s essay contest, call 747-7780 or write to teen librarian Matt Conciatori at mconciatori@alamedaca.gov.

For more on the California Reads program, visit www.calhum.org/initiatives/war-comes-home.