For Children

The 17th Annual Young Writers Awards

Competition open January 2 –April 2
Grades 3-12
Open to children and grandchildren of Library members and to students from member or invited schools

The New York Society Library Young Writers Awards honor excellent writing by young library members. Writers in grades 3 through 12 are invited to submit a short story, essay, or poem on a theme of their choice. Prizes will be awarded by notable authors for prose and poetry in four age categories. Competition rules are available at the Library or at beginning January 2.

The 2019 Young Writers Awards are generously supported by Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner.