Library to send one local youth to arts-based summer camp

The Sylvan Lake Library is seeking nominations for an aspiring young writer to send to an arts-based summer camp.

The Sylvan Lake Library is seeking nominations for an aspiring young writer to send to an arts-based summer camp at Kamp Kiwanis outside of Calgary this June.

The YouthWrite Peak Experience will host young writers and proponents of other art forms June 28 to July 3. The Sylvan Lake Library — thanks to donations collected through this year’s Polar Bear Dip — has enough funds to send one local youth.

A contest is being held to determine who should receive the funds.

Entries to be submitted to the library must outline the nominated youth’s experience in English- and Language Arts-based school courses, extra-curricular creative writing activities, publishing experience and reasons why he or she should attend the camp.

Contact names for the entrant — who must be between the ages of 14 and 19 — and the entrant’s parents must also be provided.

Entries will be reviewed by library staff, and one winner will be chosen. He or she will have his or her registration fee paid by the library and receive a free T-shirt.

Entries must be submitted to the library in person or through email to corrie.brown@prl.ab.ca by May 15. The winner will be named shortly after.