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Bradbury Creative Contest in Waukegan

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For nearly three decades, creative writers from Lake County and beyond have vied to win the Waukegan Public Library's annual Ray Bradbury Creative Contest. The $50 cash prize offers one incentive for Waukegan residents, but the real treasure has always come on parchment: a winner's certificate hand-signed by Bradbury himself. This year, for the first time, that signature will be missing. In honor of the author who died June 5, the library is seeking creative submissions that express how Bradbury has inspired each participant's life or work. Submissions may include creative essays, poems, two and three-dimensional artwork, or multimedia. The contest is open to all age groups, elementary school students to adults, from now until Oct. 1. For a complete list of rules, entry categories, prizes and an entry form, visit www.waukeganpl.org. Call David Villalobos at (847) 623-2041, ext. 234, with any questions.

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