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, 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