Teen Book Review Contest

Teen Book Review Contest

You Could Win an iPad Mini!

What You Need to Know

Winning Wordsmith badge
  • The 2015 Teen Book Review Contest is open to DC Public Library customers ages 13-19.
  • The contest runs from May 30 – Aug. 15, 2015.  
  • Submissions should be 1-3 paragraphs long, with a maximum of 350 words.  
  • To enter complete this online form
  • One entry per participant, please.  If more than one entry is received, only the first submission will be considered.   
  • Spelling and grammar count!


  • The top four reviewers will win iPad minis!
  • Winners will have their reviews published on the DC Public Library website. 
  • All entrants receive the Winning Wordsmith badge towards completion of Teen Summer Reading 2015.

Things to Remember

  • Pick a book that you feel strongly about. 
  • Summarize the book in one to three sentences. Then, convince other teens to read this book!   
  • If you need help feel free to ask a library staff member or attend a book review workshop at the library.
  • Some ideas to consider are:
    • What did you like about this book?  
    • Did this book teach you an important lesson?
    • Could you relate to the characters in some way?
Check our calendar for a schedule of events at your library.