35th Annual Julie Meier Writer’s Competition 

Adult/All Ages programming 

35th Annual Julie Meier Writer’s Competition 

  The Writer’s Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library is one of the oldest and most prestigious contests of its kind in the Inland Northwest. In 1987, Library Director Julie Meier perceived the need to discover and recognize talented writers in our regional community and to challenge young people and adults to take an interest in writing and to hone their skills. Another goal of the Writer’s Competition is to reveal great authors living in our midst.  

Cash Prizes  

  Prizes have been funded by the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library for several years. The prizes are as follows: First – $100, Second – $50, Third – $25 for fiction and non-fiction in each age category. In case of ties, full duplicate prizes will be awarded  

Volunteer Opportunity  

 The Writer’s Competition is judged by a group of volunteers composed of professional writers and editors working in North Idaho and Spokane. If you feel you are qualified to act as a judge, please contact Communications Coordinator JD Smithson here: [email protected].  


  • Pick up a paper form from the Circulation Desk at the Library or download a form from the website here: cdalibrary.org/events/writers-competition
  • Email the form and submission to [email protected] or submit both paper form and submission to the Circulation Desk
  • Requests for mailed forms must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Entries must submitted to the Library (or by email) by March 31