For Children

Young Writers Awards

The Young Writers Awards (YWA) honor excellent writing by young members of the Library community. A panel of notable authors judge each year's entries. The competition is open to children and grandchildren of Library members, as well as member schools and the more than 100 schools that participate in the Project Cicero Annual Book Drive.

The Nineteenth Annual Young Writers Awards competition deadline is Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Competition Guidelines

Electronic Entry Form (Required)

We invite you to read the 2020 Young Writers Awards winning and honorable mention entries.

View the 18th Annual Young Writers Awards Virtual Ceremony

Young Writers Award Winners by Year

All winners in alphabetical order

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