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The deadline for all submissions is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. 

The Oklahoma Center for the Book invites readers in Grades 4–12 to write a letter to the author of a favorite book, expressing how the book affected them personally. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place entries in three grade levels. 

Contest Levels:
Level 1: Grades 4–6
Level 2: Grades 7–8
Level 3: Grades 9–12

Cash Prizes will be awarded to the student writers of the top three letters in each level.

First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100

First place winners selected their school library or public library to receive a cash prize of $1,000!

Before entering the contest, review the following:

Submission instructions:

For students younger than 18 years of age (as of October 10, 2022), a permission form signed by a parent or legal guardian was required to be submitted along with their entry.

Promotional Items

Download Press Release in Word Format or PDF format.

Download and print these PDFs to promote the My Favorite Book contest at your library or school! All are designed for letter-sized paper (8.5 X 11 inches).

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The Oklahoma Center for the Book (OCB) in the Oklahoma Department of Libraries is a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and is organized to focus attention on the vital role of books and reading in our lives. The Center promotes the past, current, and future works of Oklahoma authors; promotes the literary heritage of the state; and encourages reading for pleasure by Oklahomans of all ages.

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Last Modified on Dec 16, 2022