Teen Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners in the Poetry and Short Story categories! Their winning entries are posted below.  Thank you to all of our participants who submitted entries; we enjoyed reading your works centered around the theme of Family.


Poetry Winner: You Know You are Home

By: Lucy H., Age 11


Short Story Winner: An Imperfect Family

By: Lucie P., Age 12


Abe Lincoln Award Nominees 2020

Students' Choice Book Award for the State of Illinois. Click here for the full list of the Nominees in 2020. Click here for past winners.





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