**Turn in your stories to the Ligonier Valley Library by 5:00 today.**

Forbes State Forest 2022 Story Book Trail

Story Writing Contest

In partnership with the Ligonier Valley Library

Contest Dates: June 1 – August 1

Contest Winner Announced: August 5, 2022

Join the Ligonier Valley Library and Forbes State Forest for a community-wide, story writing contest! You, your child and/or your entire family are welcome to participate in writing, illustrating, and submitting a short story that has the chance to win! This contest is open to everyone, including children, teens, adults and even families.

The winner will have their story featured along the Storybook Trail, located at Forbes State Forest’s district office in Laughlintown. The Storybook Trail allows forest visitors and families to engage with nature while reading a story posted along the footpath.

Each story must be 10-25 pages. Illustrations are strongly encouraged. Writing templates for the stories will be available for pick-up at the Ligonier Valley Library. Please check www.ligonierlibrary.org for hours of operation. Stories must be family friendly.

The handwriting on the final copy of the story must be legible; stories may be typed as well but they must include the illustrations and follow the format of the template provided.

** The winner of the contest will be announced on August 5, 2022. **

Theme: wonders of water – this story can include rain, stream, pond, puddle, or anything water related! Get creative and use your imagination.