Kids and Teens: Win $100 for Writing the Best Book Review!

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Book Review Writing Contest. Kids & Teens: You could win $100 in cash!

# Write About Your Favorite Book & Win

Do you love reading and talking about books? Are you the friend (or the influencer) with all the best book recommendations? Is your bookshelf a carefully curated trophy case of all your favorite reading adventures? This could be your time to shine! 

Win $100 in cash for writing the most persuasive book review and be one of our guests of honor at a special event downtown all about celebrating reading!

# Writing Prompt

# What is your favorite book and why do you recommend it?

# Accepting Entries Now

The Celebrate Reading Week Book Review Writing Contest is accepting entries from K-12 students in Duval County now through February 24, 2024. The contest is open to public, private, and homeschool students. The best book review from each age group (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and grades 9-12) wins!

# Contest Rules

  • Book reviews may include text or drawings and should not exceed 300 words
  • Submit entries via email to or fill out an entry form at your local library. You'll need to include your name, parent’s name, grade level, and contact information. Note: To ensure judging is fair and impartial, we ask that you only include your name on the entry form or in the body of the email and not on the book review itself.

# Be a Guest of Honor

The four first-place winners of the Book Review Writing Contest will be notified by March 6 and announced on stage Saturday, March 9, at Jacksonville's Celebrate Reading Week Family Reading Day at James Weldon Johnson Park (across from the Main Library). 

Jacksonville's official "Celebrate Reading Week" runs March 3-9 and includes special appearances by local and nationally-known authors, an Early Learning Festival with a JaxKids Book Club Preschool Party, Live from the Library performances, a character parade and so much more!

Celebrate Reading Week

# Our Community Partners

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    Kids Hope Alliance (KHA) is a funding agent for the City of Jacksonville. KHA invests millions annually in children's and youth programs and services in Duval County.

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    Read Jax is a community effort to improve third grade reading scores of students in Duval County.

  • Mayor Deegan's River City Readers logo

    Mayor Deegan’s River City Readers is a citywide literacy challenge for students of all ages. Participants are challenged to read 20 minutes a day and to log their reading in BeanStack

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