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2020 Poetry Contest Wrap-up and Winners

In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, Palatine Library hosted its eleventh annual poetry contest. Over 130 poets of all ages participated.   

Nancy Heggem selected winners and donated the cash prizes for the award named in her honor. Poet Kate Hutchinson judged the Write On awards. Write On award winners received a Target gift card.  


2020 Nancy J. Heggem Awards: 

Winner, Youth (Lower Elementary): “Spring” by Keller Neighbors
Honorable Mention, Youth (Lower Elementary): “My Lovely Bike” by Hristo Hadjiev

Winner, Youth (Upper Elementary): “Glad to Be Me” by Rose Hall
Honorable Mention, Youth (Upper Elementary): “When is Enough Enough” by Trinity Burrow

Winner, Teen: : “Fear” by Emily Derouin
Honorable Mention, Teen: “I Believe” by Milan Huff

Winner, Adult: “Positively Blind” by Vidya Iyer
Honorable Mention, Adult: “To My Past (and Future) Self, from the Present” by Chanelle Savich


2020 Write On! Awards: 

Winner, Youth: “Hurricane of Joy” by Zander Froman

Winner, Teen: “A Sestina to the Unknown” by Megan Forrest

Winner, Adult: “Hope Like Water” by Jessica Arms
Honorable Mention, Adult: “World Citizens, Now and Forever” by Terry Loncaric