Win big with Friends of the County Library Essay Contest


Aspiring authors of all ages can sign up to win big through writing at San Diego County Library branches. This annual essay contest is sponsored by The Library Friends of San Diego County, and gives monetary prizes to the top three essays written in each age group: children, teens, and adults. This year’s essay question is, “What’s next for the Library of the Year?” with essays being accepted at all County Library locations from Sept. 1 through Nov. 3.

The essays must be 500 words or less, typed, preferably double-spaced and printed single-sided. Customers can pick up an application at any County Library branch or online at Finished products can be dropped off at any County Library or sent to: Dick Wayman, Ramona Branch Library, 1275 Main St, Ramona CA 92065. Prizes include: $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 in third place, within each age division. Winners will be announced on Jan. 18.

For more information on the Friends of the Library Essay Contest, send an email to, visit, or contact your local library.