Win a trip to Washington, D.C.!

The 6th Annual North Carolina Library Association’s Student Library Ambassador Program is underway! Each year NCLA invites North Carolina students to help advocate for libraries with members of congress and grand prize winners will join them in Washington, D.C. for National Library Legislative Day. We are seeking one k-12 or college student from each of North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts to serve as advocates by showing their love and support of libraries. The top three rated entry winners will win a trip to Washington, D.C.!

All 13 student ambassadors will recieve a free t-shirt, framed certificate, be profiled on our website, and meet with their members of congress in person, in their local offices in NC to discuss the importance of libraries.

All submissions should answer the following questions:

  1. Why are libraries important to you and your classmates?
  2. How have libraries impacted you personally?
  3. How are libraries important to the future of North Carolina?

Any format or type is accepted including essays, poems, videos, skits, etc.

Entries should be submitted by March 15th, 2020 March 31st, 2020

Thank you for entering and good luck!

Previous Grand Prize Winners


Lance Williams (View His Winning Essay) and Diana Mansfield (View Her Winning Essay) were last year’s 2018-2019 Grand Prize Winners.


The four Grand Prize winners were Christina Haley Williams (View her winning poem),  Alizdair Sebastien Ray (View his winning essay), Angelina Bayrak (View her winning essay and poem), and Sam Kostiuk (View his winning video).

Photo Gallery From Previous National Library Legislative Days and Attended by NCLA’s Student Library Ambassador Grand Prize Winners