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Latest Advantage Contest!


Six-word short story contest

April is School Library Month, a celebration of school librarians & libraries. How better to join in the fun than with a contest about stories? Submit your story, be published, win prizes! 
Legend says Ernest Hemingway won a contest with this six-word story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Now it’s your turn. Will yours be a sad story? Mysterious? Funny?
Want more examples?
* From the book It All Changed in an Instant (L. Smith & R. Fershleiser, Eds.)
“I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets.”  “Wet flip-flops. Shiny linoleum. Bad Combination.”
* How about these from sixwordmemoirs.com? “It’s OK. Cover it with makeup.”
“There’s too much space between words.”    “Flamingo loving ‘80s girl at heart.”
* More help? Watch a 2-min. tutorial.

What story can you tell in six words?
1. Story must be six words (no more, no less, no title)
2. Your story must be an original, written by you!
3. Your story must be appropriate for all ages
4. One story per K–8 student, submitted by May 2, 2021
5. Submit online here

All writers receive a prize! Top 3 entries will also receive Warrior swag — plus! — the grand prize includes $200 in tuition credit for first semester freshman year at LLHS.
Our awesome Warrior librarian, Mrs. Huska is retiring this spring, but she’s agreed—as one of her last official acts for us—to select the top three stories. She knows good stories better than anyone around here! Winners’ parents will be notified by Mr. Lauber by 5/17/21 at the phone or email provided with entry.
To see the winners of the last contest, click here
About tuition credit prizes:
Each contest has its own set of rules and eligibility, but the following applies to all tuition credit prizes: all tuition credit prizes are applicable in the named student's first semester of attendance at Lakeside. The vouchers are non-transferable. Winners will receive certificates in the mail to mark their win, but the credit will be on account for that student's future attendance, regardless of whether the certificate is submitted upon enrollment.