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 with whom the Library coordinates its Project Cicero Annual Book Drive.

The 2017 competition is now open!

Click here for full entry guidelines.

Click here to enter electronically (recommended) or click here to download a cover sheet for entries by hand.

Young Writers Award Winners by Year

All winners in alphabetical order


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