In celebration of its first anniversary, Printers Row, the Chicago Tribune’s literary member program, announces the kickoff of an annual Library Amnesty Contest.
Printers Row will pay up to $100 in library fines on behalf of five people who provide the most convincing arguments as to why they should be granted amnesty. Winners also will receive a one-year digital subscription to Printers Row Journal for themselves or to give as a gift. Entries are due by Monday, April 1. Winners will be published in the Printers Row Journal on Sunday, April 21.
To enter, candidates should email their explanation of why they should be granted amnesty for fines on overdue library books in 50 words or less to email@example.com, including the phrase “Library Amnesty” in the subject line. Entries must state the total amount of fines, the libraries owed and the entrant’s contact information. Fines of additional runners-up will also be paid, budget permitting. Printers Row will pay the libraries directly.