Contests for Teens


The 2018 Winner of the March Madness is:
The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Our past winners were:

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Neal Shusterman 
Carry On
Rainbow Rowell 
Marissa Meyer 
Rainbow Rowell 
Veronica Roth

2018 Teen Poetry Contest

Naperville Public Library invites teens in Grades 6-12 to submit their unpublished poems to the Teen Poetry Contest.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 Monday, April 30, 2018 at midnight.
  • Winners will be announced at the end of May 2018 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.

ENTER ONLINE beginning Sunday, April 1, 2018.

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2017 Teen Poetry Contest Winning Poems

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

Grades 9 -12 Winners

Grade 7 & 8 Winners

Grade 6 Winners​