Annual Short Story Contest

Now Accepting entries for the 2019 Contest!

The Free and Accepted Masons of Quincy Lodge #71 sponsor a children's writing contest each summer.

Entries are judged in three different groups, by the age of the authors: 

  • Children aged 10 and younger;
  • Pre-teens aged 11 to 15;
  • Teens aged 16 to 18.

The stories must be an original work of fiction written by the child.  Very young children may have family members help them put the words on paper, but the idea must be from the child. 

Stories will be judged on:

  1. Originality and imagination
  2. Grammar
  3. Spelling and punctuation
  4. Content

Cash prizes are awarded in each group for the top three entries.

Contest rules available at this link.

Cover sheet for your contest entry can be printed from this link. The sheets are also available at the Adams County Library. 

Entries must be turned in at the Adams County Library by July 24, 2019



2017 Winners can be read at this link.