The Hershey Story Museum announces 18th annual history contest for young writers

Attention young writers! Aspiring authors are encouraged to participate in the History Contest for Young Writers sponsored by The Hershey Story Museum.

The deadline for submitting entries via The Hershey Story’s website,, is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

The contest is open to students in grades five through eight who are enrolled in a public, private or home school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York County.

Eligible students may submit an entry in one of four categories: non-fiction, fiction, poetry or the history of science/health.

Additional guidelines and details, and the online entry form are available at under the Students and Teachers tab.  Last year’s winning entries are also included on the website.

Each student who wins first place will receive $100, a family membership to The Hershey Story, tickets to Hersheypark and an honorary plaque. Students who receive second place and honorable mention will also be recognized.

Winning entrants will be notified by Friday, March 23, and first-place winners will be recognized at the Museum’s annual Business Partners in Education Breakfast on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

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