Jan 18, 2014

Azalea Festival Writing Contest – Deadline February 8th

Read (Think) Books, along with Florida Azalea Festival, announces the Second Annual Azalea Festival Writing Contest. This year, we are highlighting the work of local students, 3rd through 12th grade.


Fiction story focused on the people, history and beauty of Florida.


  • High School (9th – 12th): Limit 800 words
  • Middle School (6th – 8th): Limit 500 words
  • Elementary School (3rd – 5th): Limit 300 words 


February 8, 2014 


Submit your contest entry at Read (Think) Books, 627 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177.  To be eligible for submission, make sure each entry:
  • has as title
  • is printed in 12 point type
  • is double-spaced
  • is single-sided
  • has a cover page with the author’s name and phone number.


Prizes will be awarded for the winning High School, Middle School and Elementary School entries. Winners will be notified before the festival and announced during the festival at Read (Think) Books. Each winner will have the opportunity to present their work alongside local published authors throughout the festival. 

The Ravine

All winning entries are eligible to be published in The Ravine, our Azalea Writing Contest collection. Winning authors need to submit their story electronically (.docx, .pdf, .doc, .odt, .txt, or in the body of the email) by March 2nd to: store@readthinkbooks.com, or in person on a USB drive.

The Ravine can be ordered for $10.00 during the festival, and will be available for sale later in the bookstore.

More Information

For more information, contact Read (Think) Books by email, phone  – (386) 227-7752  – or follow updates on our Facebook page: facebook.com/readthinkbooks.


All entries must be the original creation of the submitting author. All rights must be owned by the author and shall remain the property of the author. The author gives permission to the Azalea Festival and Read (Think) Books to publish and display the entry in The Ravine and on the web.
Contest entries will not be returned.

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