Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Savannah Children’s Book Festival Young Writers Contest. The challenge was to write a poem that celebrates the works of this year’s featured authors.

Thank you to everyone who participated this year!

We had 214 submissions from 18 different schools, plus homeschoolers. Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties were represented.

KINDERGARTEN – 2ND GRADE
1st Place: “What’s Up” – Keating Taylor, 2nd Grade, Jacob G. Smith Elementary School
2nd Place: “New York and Friends” – Arianna Elise Washington-Geter, Kindergarten, Button Gwinnett Elementary
3rd Place: “With a Little Magic Dust” – Alexandra Mackowiak, 2nd Grade, Savannah Classical Academy

3RD – 5TH GRADE
1st Place: “My Dream” – Chloe Cipoletti, 3rd Grade, Savannah Classical Academy
2nd Place: “The Wonders of the World” – Olivia Parsons, 5th Grade, St. Francis Cabrini Catholic School
3rd Place: “The Lightning” – Sage Lough, 4th Grade, St. Andrews School
Honorable Mention: “Books” – Ayden McKenzie, 4th Grade, Blessed Sacrement School

6TH – 8TH GRADE
1st Place: “The Forest” – Christopher Reese Whelan, 8th Grade, St. Peter the Apostle School
2nd Place: “Your Little Girl” – Ellis Herb, 7th Grade, St. Peter the Apostle School
3rd Place: “You May Love to Write” – Morgan Rule, 6th Grade St. Peter the Apostle School

9TH – 12TH GRADE
1st Place: “Hurricane” – Andrea Guiterrez, 11th Grade, St. Vincent’s Academy
2nd Place: “Only in My Heart” – Rashamel Sallen, 11th Grade, Savannah High School
3rd Place: “Poem!!” – Dominique Cooper, Savannah High School

COLLEGE
1st Place: “Little Magic” – Sofia Prieto, Freshman, Savannah College of Art and Design
2nd Place: “Remarkable Tree” – Kate Lux, Freshman, Savannah College of Art and Design
3rd Place: “The Lights” – Stephanie Craft, Freshman, Savannah College of Art and Design