Gulf Writing Contest

The Gulf Beaches Public Library Writing Contest runs July 1 – July 31, 2024.  Winners will be announced on August 21, 2024. Winning essays receive up to $100 cash prizes.

Theme and Criteria

Hammock in the shade by the ocean

Please write a one-paragraph emotional response (5-8 sentences) about the photograph above. Think of how it makes you feel, if you can imagine yourself being there, what stands out, etc. Be creative!

You can submit your response to the staff at the circulation desk or through the form below. Good luck.

Submitting Entries

  • You may submit your essay in-person at the library or online starting July 1 and ending July 31.
  • All ages can enter.
  • One entry per person.
  • Please include your email and phone number with your submission so that we can notify you if you are selected as a winner.
  • Winners will be announced on August 21.

Entry Form