Colchester - East Hants Public Library

The Ada Mingo Memorial Teen Writing Awards

The contest is closed. Due to the relocation of the Truro branch, we will not resume the Ada Mingo contest until further notice.

For information on how to enter, click here. 


This writing contest for teens was created in 2007 in memory of Ada Mingo. She was a longtime resident of Truro and the proud owner of the Book Nook 1982-2006. She is remembered for her genuine, warm interest in all who visited her shop and for providing friendly service with a personal touch.

Who Can Enter?

Teens ages 13-15 and 16-19 with a CEHPL library card. Teens related to those judging the submissions in their age group are not eligable to enter. 

Need a library card? Get one! It's free!


What Can We Win?

Each category and each age group have the following prizes:


Winning submissions will be published in a limited edition library newsletter and may be posted on the CEHPL website as well as the CEHPL Facebook and teen Facebook accounts.

All participants will receive a certificate.


Prizes will be awarded on Saturday, May 16, 2014 at 1:30 in the Truro branch.

Questions? Please call us at 895-1625 or 1-888-632-9088. You can also email us at mingo.award(AT)
*Please substitute @ for (AT) when sending an email


Check out the winning submissions from 2014, 2013, 20122011201020092008 and 2007 (in pdf format).