Leopold’s Ice Cream, in Partnership with Live Oak Public Libraries, Announces the 7th Annual Creative Writing Challenge!


One finalist from each of the four age groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 & High School) will win a Leopold’s Ice Cream party for their classroom!  The contest opens today, January 9th, and runs through Friday, January 27th when all poetry is due via email (liveoakplga@liveoakpl.org ) or physical submission at a Live Oak Public Libraries branch or Leopold’s Ice Cream. Winners will be announced on or about February 3rd on the sponsors’ websites.

Stratton & Mary Leopold, longtime advocates of literacy and fostering creative energy in our youth, have hosted the annual competition since 2011. The contest has proven to be a huge success with hundreds of entries each year.

Click image on the left for full contest rules and informational flyer.

Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1919 by three brothers from Greece.  Peter, Basil and George passed their tradition of making super premium ice cream in the shop, one batch at a time down to Peter’s youngest son, Stratton.  Stratton and his wife Mary own and operate Leopold’s today.  Their commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to their commitment to creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment.

Live Oak Public Libraries provides excellent, responsive service to enrich people’s lives, support lifelong learning and enhance our communities in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties.