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Nantucket Book Festival Young Writer Award

Celebrating the craft of writing and encouraging the development of finding one’s voice through the expression of words on a page, this annual prize is awarded at the Opening Night of Book Festival. The winner and four finalists are selected from the essay competition held for high school students.

We believe in the power of words to shape and change lives. Our hope is that our students will find a platform of words and a love of reading to understand that while they may live on an island, there is no limit to their imagination.

Click here to read the 2018 Nantucket Book Festival Young Writer Award essay submissions.