Life of Pi Teen Contest 2013 - Example DrawingYou are about to start a journey across the sea on a raft with a tiger. What would you need? Design your raft and list 10 must-have supplies. Let your imagination run wild!

Create a drawing or short essay inspired by Life of Pi and submit your entry to Nashville Public Library Foundation for a chance to win an iPad mini or Parnassus Books Gift certificate.

Entries can be drawings, short essays, or mixed media and will be judged on creativity and relevance to the novel, Life of Pi.

Contest Details

  • Entries accepted March 10 – April 5.
  • Open to Davidson County students in grades 7- 12.
  • Grand Prize is an iPad Mini with three finalists winning Parnassus gift certificates.
  • Finalists will be notified and winners will be announced on April 12.
  • Contest judge: Between Shades of Grey author  Ruta Sepetys

How to Enter

There are two ways to enter: by email or regular mail. Be sure to include all required entry information listed below.

Enter by email: Send a copy of your drawing or essay to

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Enter by mail by sending one copy to:

Nashville Public Library Foundation
ATTN: Teen Contest
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219

Entries must include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Davidson County School
  • Grade
  • Date of birth

Need some inspiration?

“10 things to Survive a Shipwreck on a Raft with a Tiger”

Life of Pi Teen Contest 2013 - Example Drawing

What are Guy’s 10 things?

1. Pan for cooking
2. Sunscreen
3. Guitar
4. Fishing pole
5. Bottle of water
6. Another bottle of water
7. Banana
8. Bacon
9. Apple
10. A copy of Life of Pi – of course!