2024 Naperville H.S. Writing Prize

The Naperville Writers' Group is proud to announce the winners of this year's Naperville High School Writing Prize!

Neuqua Valley High School made a clean sweep of all the prizes this year!

Project Coordinator Ray Ziemer and Chairperson Andrea Visione presented this year’s awards.

Each winner received a prize of $300. Additionally, the works of these talented students will be published in the upcoming issue of “Rivulets.”

The judging for this year’s prize was made by three distinguished authors:

Joanne Zienty was the first winner of the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project in 2014. She is the author of The Things We Save and Children of the Revolution.
Diane Lincoln is a former science teacher whose book, Science Discovery Files, won a 2023 Silver Nautilus Award.   
Award-winning poet Wilda Morris, Workshop Chair, Poets and Patrons of Chicago, and past President of the Illinois State Poetry Society, has published hundreds of poems.
Project Coordinator Ray Ziemer and Chairperson Andreas Visione presented this year’s awards.
The prize winners are Anshika Varshney, Ian Manley, and Sophie Lin.

The award for Non-Fiction Prose was awarded to Anshika Vashney for Good-bye Summer 

The award for Fiction went to Ian Manley for Epiphany

The award for Poetry was accepted for Sophie Lin for wobble sea by English Teacher and Lit Mag Sponsor Gillian Schneider