Leopold’s Ice Cream Announces the 11th Annual Creative Writing Challenge

The Savannah institution partners with Live Oak Public Libraries for the yearly event

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Leopold’s Ice Cream, in partnership with Live Oak Public Libraries, announces the 11th Annual Creative Writing Challenge. The theme of this year’s contest is “Friends and Family.”

“We’re always excited to see and encourage the art of written word in this community,” said owner Stratton Leopold. “The first ten years of this challenge have been great, so we look forward to many more years of engaging with young people in Savannah,” he added.

The challenge underscores Leopold’s Ice Cream’s commitment to literacy, art, education and fostering creativity and expression in young people. Hundreds of entries are expected, in line with previous years.

Open to all schoolchildren (including homeschooled) in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties, submissions of poems 20 lines or less are judged on creativity and can focus on any aspect of the theme. Prizes are awarded in four groups by grade: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and high school. Top winners in each group receive a cooler filled with Leopold’s Ice Cream delivered to their homes. Runners up win a $25 Leopold’s Ice Cream gift certificate.

The entry deadline is Friday, Feb. 19. Submissions can be emailed to baldwinc@liveoakpl.org, or printed and dropped off at any Live Oak Public Library or Leopold’s Ice Cream’s shop on Broughton Street in downtown Savannah. Entries must include the student’s name, teacher’s name, home address, age, school, grade and email address.

Winners will be announced Friday, March 5, at leopoldsicecream.com and liveoakpl.org. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3qjj5xP

Live Oak Public Libraries is a system of 16 libraries and one bookmobile providing programs and services in Chatham, Effingham, & Liberty Counties. Their mission is to provide excellent, responsive service to enrich people’s lives, support lifelong learning and build and enhance their communities.

Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1919 by three immigrant brothers from Greece. George, Peter and Basil passed their tradition of making super-premium, handmade ice cream in the shop, one batch at a time, down to Peter’s youngest son, Stratton. His commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to his dedication to unparalleled customer service and creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment. Some of Leopold’s signature, original flavors include Tutti Frutti, Rum Bisque and Savannah Socialite, and they have since expanded their staple and seasonal offerings to include several vegan ice cream flavors and the pet-friendly Doggie Sundae. In addition to its Creamery location and stores located in the heart of downtown Savannah and in the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Leopold’s Ice Cream offers catering and nationwide shipping. For more information, visit https://www.leopoldsicecream.com/ or call 912-777-5340.
Cynthia Cradduck