Young Author's Competition Underway

The Cheatham County Literacy Council is pleased to be accepting student submissions of original stories in the annual “Celebrate Literacy” young author’s state competition.

This is an opportunity to celebrate student writers in grades K-12. Original works will be evaluated for their creativity, originality, grammar, mechanics, and spelling; sentence development, sensory detail and word choice; and both outer and inner appearance.

The deadline for submissions is March 15.

Please submit your work to:

Mallory Lemley

1812 Hunt Lane

Pleasant View, TN 37046

After evaluation, top scoring books will be submitted to the state-wide competition for awards of bronze, silver, and gold medals.

For more information about the rules, scoring rubric, and binding ideas, please contact your child’s teacher, or email