Teen Events

Build A Better Website: Submit your work to the Teen Art Contest this Summer!

Looking for a way to build your portfolio? Help us Build a Better Website this summer by creating original artwork for hcplteenscene.org! We will accept original  artwork ranging in size from 4″ x 6″ to 8.5″ x 14″. Submissions will be accepted all summer long! Click here to download contest guidelines and an entry form, and read on for more info about submitting art and prizes for contest winners – you could win a $100 Barnes and Noble gift card!

We’re looking for artwork to help us BUILD A BETTER Teen Scene website!
Create a work that captures the awesomeness of being a teen in Henrico. The winning design will be featured prominently on hcplteenscene.org.  Entries will be accepted at any Henrico County Public Library location between Thursday June 1 and Thursday, August 31, 2017 – or you may send a digital copy to teenlibrarian@henricolibrary.org

What types of artwork are eligible?
Entries should be at least 4” x 6” and no larger than 8 ½” x 14”. Entries are the property of HCPL and will not be returned.
All designs must be the original work of the entrant.
Designs should be in color. Computer-generated images may be used, but all components must be completely original. You may not use any copied images
Entries are limited to two (2) original pieces, digital art, or scanned art per student with a completed entry form attached to each; no staples please.

What are the awards?
Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of Henrico County Public Library.
First prize: $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Second prize: $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Honorable mention: $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Who can enter?
This contest is open to students in grades 6-12 (or equivalent) who are Henrico County residents, or students who hold a Henrico County Public Library card.

Are there Different Entry and Prize Categories by Age?
No. All entrants must be entering grades 6-12 (or equivalent) at the time of submission.

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Summer Stories Poetry Contest — Week 7 Winner

Congratulations to Quinn C., grade 8, at Libbie Mill Library! Quinn’s Free Verse was randomly selected as this week’s Summer Stories Poetry Writing Contest winner. Quinn will receive a copy of The Daily Poet by Kelli Agodon & Martha Silano.

Week 7 Poem Type:
Free Verse

Quinn’s Winning Poem:

War never changes.

I wake up to smell the fresh air.
But all I smell is War.

I read the paper
and all I see is War.

I walk my dog around the block
and all I hear is War.

I go to work
and all I feel is War.

I go to Bed.
I dream,
and I dream about War.

Then I wake up.
And repeat.
Over and over and over.

I pray for it to stop.
But it never ends.
All I know is War.
War never changes.