Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Live Oak Public Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Savannah Children’s Book Festival Young Writers Contest. This is the thirteenth year of the annual writing competition. Entrants range in age from students in kindergarten to college, and attend public, private and home schools.

The young writers were asked to select at least five words from a list that was drawn from work by this year’s Savannah Children’s Book Festival featured authors and illustrators. There was no restriction on form, and the almost 500 poems using a variety of formats including haiku, sonnets and other forms.

This year’s contest winners are invited to a reception in their honor on Thursday, November 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Savannah’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St. They will read their winning entries, meet the judges, and receive their awards at that time. The public is invited to attend.

The reception coincides with an exhibit of this year’s Savannah Children’s Book Festival Poster Contest entries at the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. The exhibit opens on Nov. 3 and will be up for a few weeks.

The winners of the 2016 SCBF Young Writers Contest can be found at, or contact Festival Chairperson, Kady MacFarlane, at 912.925.5432 or by email at

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