Contests for Teens

2019 TEEN POETRY CONTEST

ENTER ONLINE beginning Sunday, April 1, 2019.

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Naperville Public Library invites teens in Grades 6-12 to submit their unpublished poems to the Teen Poetry Contest.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Poem can be on any subject and in any form.
  • One poem may be submitted per applicant.
  • The poem should not exceed fifty lines.
  • Contest is open to students in Grades 6-12 who either have a Naperville Public Library card or attend school in Naperville (including Districts 203 & 204).
  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at midnight.
  • Winners will be announced at the end of May 2019 and will be awarded in three divisions: Grade 6, Grades 7 & 8, and Grades 9-12.
  • Each winner will be given a gift certificate to an area bookstore. Entries will be featured on the library’s website, and may be displayed in the library.

 

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2018 Teen Poetry Contest Winning Poems

Thank you to all of our entrants! Our judges certainly had their work cut out for them.

Grades 9 - 12 Winners

Grade 7 & 8 Winners

Grade 6 Winners​

 

 

 

YOUNG ADULT BOOK MARCH MADNESS 2019

Elite 8 voting round begins! Scroll down and visit the Elite 8 page!

March Madness

Vote for your favorite titles

It’s March Madness time but instead of NCAA basketball, our brackets are full of Young Adult books! We’ll select 32 YA & manga titles from 2018 and placed them in our YA Book March Madness Brackets. Nominate your favorite titles from Feb. 21 - 28. You can start casting your ballots for your favorite YA titles in the first round on March 1. Each week, the field will be narrowed down to the final showdown on March 29 and a YA March Madness Champion will be crowned on April 5! Check back each week to cast your vote!

PRELIMINARIES: MARCH 1 - MARCH 7

SWEET 16: MARCH 8 - 14

ELITE 8: MARCH 15 - 21

FINAL 4: MARCH 22 - 28

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: MARCH 29 - APRIL 4

YA MARCH MADNESS WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL 5

Need a refresher of what came out this year? Try these lists from Goodreads!

Past March Madness Winners

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas 
Scythe
Neal Shusterman 
Carry On
Rainbow Rowell 
Cress
Marissa Meyer 
Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell 
Insurgent
Veronica Roth