Write On, Oceanside! is an annual literary festival to celebrate and inspire local authors, in partnership with Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF). This year's celebration will be virtual and will take place on January 14, 2021.

Join us in gearing up for Write On, Oceanside! by participating in a writing contest on BiblioBoard. In 500 words of prose or poetry, write an Ode to Oceanside. Get creative with a contemporary version of this timeless style and tell us why you love our wonderful city!

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone that submitted!

Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded during Write On, Oceanside! on January 14, 2021.

Submission Rules

Writing Contest Guidelines:

  • Open to Adults (18+) & Teens (13-17)
  • 500 words maximum of prose or poetry in the style of an "Ode to Oceanside"
  • One entry per person
  • Submit by the deadline of January 7, 2021
  • Please include your name, email, and age as part of your submission
  • One grand prize winner & two runner-up winners will be announced in each age category and prizes will be awarded on January 14, 2021, during Write On, Oceanside!

Supported in part by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library