350th Writing Contest

As part of Suffield’s year-long 350th Anniversary Celebration which kicks off this October, the Kent Memorial Library is sponsoring an essay contest.  The theme of the essay is Suffield:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.   Essays must be under 500 words long. Participants have free rein on how to utilize the theme in their essay.  The form of the essay can be a memoir, an historical piece, or science fiction if the period chosen is Suffield in the future.  The essay does not have to include all the time perspectives in the theme.  Instead, the essay can be on the Suffield of yesterday, today’s Suffield or the Suffield of tomorrow.


The age categories are:

  • Third Grade-Fifth Grade

  • Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade

  • Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade

  • Adults