Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest

Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest


The Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest is held each year in the spring to recognize the creative writing talent of area students in grades 5-8. Students must submit an original work of fiction under 750 words that features a character from a book they have read on their own and enjoyed. Stories can expand on the original story's plot or take the characters on a new adventure, there are no limitations!

Each winner receives a cash prize and certificate, is recognized in a ceremony, and has their story published on the library website. The school libraries of each winning student are also recognized with a matching cash prize.

2024 Winners

The Friends of the Omaha Public Library honored the following 12 students in grades 5-8 for writing one of the top three entries for their grade levels the 2024 Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest. This year, 218 total stories were submitted to the annual contest, making these students' wins all the more noteworthy!

Past Winners

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