Notice of Competition: 2nd Annual Saipan Dreams Fan Fiction Contest Grand Prize ‐$100 1st Runner Up ‐$75 2nd Runner Up ‐$50 The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library invites public and private middle schools and high schools on Saipan, Tinian and Rota to participate in the 2nd Annual Saipan Dreams Fan Fiction Contest. First 10 official entries will receive a $10 gift certificate to Regal Cinema on Saipan courtesy of Frances Kilili Arriola. Gift certificates will be issued on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library during the final judging ceremony. There are 2 PHASES of the Contest. During the First Phase, the official entry begins on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and will close on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6PM. Competition is open to ages 13 to 18 years old. Each public and private school is asked to participate and submit their entry into the competition. All entries must be submitted to [email protected] Participants are invited to submit original works of fan fiction of any form. Submission must be between 1,000 to 2,500 words. Submissions must be typewritten using Times New Roman font (or other easily readable font) in size 12 or larger. The participant’s name, grade level, school affiliation, and contact numbers should appear on the top right corner of the page. Entries will be initially reviewed and scored by a panel of celebrity judges who will examine form and content with a particular focus on Most detailed, Best written overall, Most imaginative, Best plot line, and Most interesting. Top 5 CNMI entries will then recite their work during the SECOND PHASE at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library VTC Room at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017. *(If participant from Tinian or Rota is in Top 5, participant will be asked to recite his/her work at the Tinian Public Library and Rota participant in the Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Public Library at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017.) During the Second phase, the top 5 participants will be scored by a second panel of judges. All participants will receive certificates of participation. Grand Prize winner will have his/her name and school name inscribed on a perpetual trophy that will be housed at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library until next year’s competition. He/she will receive $100, plus the opportunity to work with author, Katrina Manning, to create a character in her fifth book. To be promoted during her 2018 U.S. book signings. Interview on the Humanities half hour. 1st Runner Up will receive $75 and a one-hour virtual career guidance session with author, Katrina Manning. Interview on the Humanities Half Hour. 2nd Runner Up will receive $50. Cash prizes and individual trophies will also be awarded to Grand Prize, 1st Runner Up, and 2nd Runner Up winners. For additional information, interested schools are asked to contact [email protected] or the Technical Services Librarian Beth Demapan or Librarian II Rosalinda Ulloa at 235-7315/6. Visit facebook: joeten kiyu or saipandreamsfanfiction contest or www.cnmilib.org for official rules and information.