Teen & Tween Contests

A Bingo card
Summer Bingo Board
  1. For each book read this summer (J, YA, and/or Adult), put the word BOOK in a box and write the title and author on the back of this card.
  2. For each Teen & Tween program attended, get a box initialed with the event’s date.
  3. For each review submitted for a Heggan Library YA book, get a box initialed at the Children’s reference desk when you turn in the review.
  4. For each book poster (8.5” X 11”), get a box initialed at the Children’s reference desk when you turn in the poster.

Each 5 boxes will earn 1 chance for a prize. A full board earns a chance for the grand prize. A full board that includes 2 of each of the above categories, earns 10 chances at the grand prize. Card holders may complete multiple boards.

BINGO BOARDS must be turned in to the Children’s reference desk by closing on August 31.

Contact the teen librarian for questions at bpilling@hegganlibrary.org Prizes will be given for completed boards turned in by the deadline. The Grand Prize is a Barnes and Noble gift card.

A camera
Summer Photo Contest
Combine your love of reading and photography!

Do you have a favorite reading space? –The perfect spot to get into your reading zone? Do you have a favorite book? Submit a photograph of you with your favorite book and/or you in your favorite reading space, with or without you reading in it.

You can send in ONE photo via email or print it out and submit it at the Children’s reference desk. If you are submitting in person, please put your name and contact information on the back.

All photos being entered in the contest must be submitted by closing on August 27. A photo release form must accompany any photo submitted with a teen or tween in it.

Submit your entry online, by email, or at the Children’s Reference desk.

Contact the teen librarian for questions at bpilling@hegganlibrary.org. This challenge is for Heggan cardholder teens and tweens going into grades 6-12. Prizes will be given for the winning photos which will be displayed in the library.

A poster of a robot in space
Summer Poster Challenge
  • Select a book you really enjoyed reading from the YA collection.
  • Think about themes, events, characters you might like to use in an original design.
  • Make a poster to catch the interest of other readers and to promote this book.
  • You may use things from the cover, but not copy the cover.
  • All artwork should be original and cannot include copyrighted or AI generated images.
  • Your 8.5” X 11” poster may have a portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Put your name and contact information on the back of your poster.
  • Submit your book poster at the Children’s reference desk.
  • Prizes will be given for the winning posters which will be displayed in the library.

All posters being entered in the contest must be submitted by closing on August 22. This challenge is available for Heggan cardholder teens and tweens going into grades 6-12.

Submit your entry online, by email, or at the Children’s Reference desk.

Contact the teen librarian for questions at bpilling@hegganlibrary.org

A stack of books
Summer Reading YA Book Review Challenge
  1. Read a book from the Teen Area (YA) of the library.
  2. Write a book review:
    • Title, Author, Genre (fiction or nonfiction, and type: fantasy, science fiction, realistic, etc.) Be sure to choose a book (or books) that you liked for this challenge.
    • Summary: Write a few sentences describing what the book is about (plot, main characters, etc.). Don’t give an entire synopsis, as you would in a book report—this is more like a movie trailer, a teaser to make people want to read it. Also try to avoid spoilers!
    • Write a few sentences giving your opinion of the book. This part of the review is not fulfilled by saying “It was awesome!” Try instead to answer some of these questions: What was the most compelling aspect? Were you disappointed at any point? Why? What thoughts or feelings did the book inspire?
    • Recommendation: To whom would you recommend the book? This is you, talking about a book you chose to read and recommending it to others. Does the book remind you of others you’ve read? How many stars out of 5 would you give it? (5 = Hard to imagine a better book, 4 = Better than most, 3 = entertaining – If you loved the book, it should be a 4, 4.5, 5, or 5+) Don’t be afraid to add your own personal style to your review!
  3. Reviews should be 275-400 words.

Submit your entry online, by email, or at the Children’s Reference desk.

Contact the teen librarian for questions at bpilling@hegganlibrary.org

A Pencil
Summer Writing Contest
Write an original ADVENTURE short story to go along with our Summer Reading theme! Entries may be no longer than 750 words and must be submitted by August 15, 2024. This is a TAB Writing Club challenge is for Heggan cardholders going into grades 6-12.

Submit your entry online, by email, or at the Children’s Reference desk.

Contact the teen librarian for questions at bpilling@hegganlibrary.org Barnes and Noble gift cards will be given for the best three stories.

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Submit Your Entry
Use the form below in order to submit your contest entry.


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