The Tell Us Your Story project has ended. Thank you for your entries!
Entries are expected to tastefully present a story (fiction or non-fiction) based on one of the listed themes.
Entries may be submitted
- via the library website
- at the County Library in Westampton
- at the Bordentown Branch Library
- at the Cinnaminson Branch Library
- at the Pemberton Community Library
If you plan on dropping your story off at a branch, please have it saved on a flash drive and placed inside an envelope with your name and phone number.
Submissions will be judged on
- Research and information-gathering skills
- Use of digital content and tools
- Command of presentation
Choose a Theme
Your Original Story
Come up with your own story. It can be fictional or a true-life tale of someone you know or something you experienced.
Tell your own version of a famous fairy tale or myth. Create your own twist in the story or use your artistic talents to tell the tale like never before!
Plan a Trip
Pick a place, anywhere in the world. How would you get there, what would you do along the way and what would you do during your time there? Take us along on a virtual trip through your fantasy vacation!
What was the world like in 2013? Tell the teens of the future what’s cool and important to you now! Take your future audience on a tour of what you experience on a daily basis.
A Day in the Life
Choose an environment (your house, backyard, street corner, playground, library, etc.) and shoot video of it throughout one 24 hour period. Tell the story of what happened here during that time by editing the video and providing narration.
Local NJ Stories
Review a piece of local history or retell a myth/legend of New Jersey. Translate the local lore into something new and exciting for all to hear and see!
How to Participate
Kids and Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to create a story and share it on the library website! Participants are asked to submit a 3-5 minute story told through a digital medium.
At the end of the contest, all participants (and their families) will be invited to a screening of the entries in the County Library Auditorium where prizes will be awarded to those who created the best digital story!