Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing promotion program for children grades 4–12, sponsored by the Montana Center for the Book at Humanities Montana, and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Each fall, we invite students to write to an author of their choosing, living or dead, whose book they have found especially meaningful. State and national winners are announced in the spring.
The 2016 state winners are:
Level 1 — grades 4-6
Level 2 — grades 7-8
Level 3 — grades 9-12
Letters About Literture awards prizes on both the state and national levels. Each participating state center has its own panel of judges who select the top essayists in the state. State Winners will receive a cash award and advance to the national level judging. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one National Winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award. The judges will also select one National Honor per competition level to receive a $200 cash award.