Summer Story Writing Contest

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Story Writing Contest at the County Museum!

The Mendocino County Museum – full of history, and every item has a story behind it.

We want YOU to give us some new stories.

Pick your favorite item at the museum (stagecoach, ship’s wheel, etc.), and invent a new story about that!


  • Open to Grades 1- 6
  • Must be at least one page long (can be handwritten or printed)
  • Illustrations are encouraged

 Submission Deadline:

  • Must be submitted by Saturday, August 3rd to the Museum

Winner(s) will be announced on Wednesday, August 7 (free day at the museum).

There will be three winning categories:

  • Most Original
  • Best Illustrations
  • Made us want to time travel

All stories will be kept, to be put in a binder, which will be kept over at the Willits Library.

Contest Information:

For more information please call Benjamin MacBean at (707) 459-7782