The 10th Annual Leopold’s Ice Cream Creative Writing Challenge

Leopold’s Ice Cream and Live Oak Public Libraries have partnered once again to host the 10th Annual Leopold’s Ice Cream Creative Writing Challenge. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story”, through poetry.

One finalist from each of the four age groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 & High School) will win a Leopold’s Ice Cream party for their classroom! The contest opens on December 2, 2019, and runs through February 7, 2020, when all poetry is due via email ( or physical submission at a Live Oak Public Libraries branch or a Leopold’s Ice Cream shop. The challenge is open to all students (public, private and homeschool) in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Winners will be announced on or about February 21st on the sponsors’ websites.

Full contest rules and informational flyer can be found at or

Stratton & Mary Leopold, longtime advocates of literacy and fostering creative energy in our youth, have hosted this annual competition since 2011. The contest has proven to be a huge success with hundreds of entries each year.

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