Colgate Bookstore news

By Heather Elia

(Hamilton, NY) The Hamilton Public Library and the Colgate Bookstore are sponsoring the third annual young writers and illustrators contest through April 6. Called Chenango Valley Scribes, this contest is open to central New York children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The contest is designed to encourage creative expression through words and art and to foster a love of writing in local elementary children. A complete set of rules can be found on the official Chenango Valley Scribes Information Sheet & Entry Form, which will be available at the Hamilton Public Library at 13 Broad St., the Colgate Bookstore at 3 Utica St., at area schools and at

Entries will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of text and artwork. The contest judges will be children’s book authors and illustrators from central New York.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation, a bookmark featuring their illustration and a ticket for a live performance from the Family Series at the Palace Theater.

Winners of the contest will be announced at the Chenango Valley Scribes Awards Reception Friday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. The entire community is invited to attend this event, which will be held at the Colgate Bookstore.

For more information, please contact the Hamilton Public Library at (315) 824-3060 or the Colgate Bookstore at (315) 228-6944.

Heather Elia is marketing coordinator for the Colgate Bookstore.

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