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Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest Workshop - Screenwriting @ Teen Lounge

Tuesday, April 23, 2013  
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Become a published author!
Submit your writing to the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest!

• Poetry • Screenwriting • Short Prose

First Prize: $250 • Second Prize: $100
(Prizes will be awarded in each category)


Sharpen your skills for the competition at one of our writing workshops! Bring a piece of your work to get feedback from other teens and/or practice your skills through writing exercises!

CLP Brookline Events:
Tues, April 2 | 3:30 - 5 pm - Poetry (Young Steel presents@4:30)
Tues, April 9 | 3:30 - 5 pm - Short Prose: Fiction
Tues, April 16 | 3:30 - 5 pm - Short Prose: Non-Fiction
Tues, April 23 | 3:30 - 5 pm - Screenwriting
Tues, April 30 | 3:30 - 5 pm - Teen Lounge: Open Mic Cafe

Top submissions will be published on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's website, clpteensburgh blog and in this year's Ralph Munn Creative Writing Anthology, a book of creative work that is distributed to all Allegheny County libraries. Authors will also be invited to a special red carpet event on August 1st where the top winners in each writing category will be announced.

This year, Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest debuts the brand new category of screenwriting! Scripts can be up to 15 pages long and must conform to standard screenwriting format. All types of submissions are welcome. Judges will consider a clarity, presentation and creativity of setting, characters and conflicts and the imaginative use of both dialogue and visuals to tell a cinematic story. For information about proper formatting standards for screenplays, please see our Screenwriter's Guide ( and Screenwriting Sample Page (


Contest Rules:
Contest is open to all high school students (grade 9 – 12) in Allegheny County.

- No more than one (1) entry from each category per person will be accepted.
- All submissions must be original work.
- Each entry must include a contact sheet listing title of entry, name, address, phone number, age, grade, school and category. Entries must be saved in Microsoft WORD .doc or .docx format.
- Poetry entries must be two (2) pages or fewer.
- Short prose entries must not exceed 5,000 words and must be double-spaced.
- Screenwriting entries must not exceed 15 pages.
- Teachers may not submit work for a group or on behalf of students.
- All entries are due by May 1, 2013. All authors will be contacted by July 1, 2013.
- All entries must be submitted via email to Include "Ralph Munn Entry" in subject line.


Teen Lounge is a hang out space set aside for teens. Open every Tuesday at 3:00.
PLAY card, board, or video games with friends;
CREATE projects using library materials & equipment (or your own);
CATCH UP on homework (or get unstuck with library help);
JOIN the weekly activity @ 3:30
OR simply come lounge and meet new people @ Brookline's Teen Lounge.
708-710 Brookline Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15226