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Cool Compositions Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Cool Compositions Contest for teens. The library’s 10th annual Write-on Teen Literary Festival was sponsored by The Gift of Carl Foundation.

Song Lyrics
1st place: Caleb B. for “Revelation Song”
2nd place: Kayla B. for “You and Me”
3rd place: Michele G. for “No Title (duet)”

1st place: Sarah K. for “Eyes”
2nd place: Sarah N. for “For the Dark Ones”
3rd place: Grace D. for “This House Was Home Once”

Short Story
1st place: Mary Ann T. for “Tell Your Secret to the Wind”
2nd place: Beatrice B. for “Dislocated Expectations”
3rd place: Alexander K. for “Happy Place”



Winners of The Sound Teen Music Fest

IPPL hosted The Sound, its third annual teen music fest, on June 20, and the winners were:

Best Band: Soma Holiday  (pictured below)

best band

Best Solo/Duo: Double Identity (pictured below) 

best duo

Fan Favorite: Riptide

Local teens competed for the best solo/duo and best band awards and cash prizes. A panel of judges awarded the category prizes, and the fan favorite was chosen by text-in vote.

Read the Chicago Tribune/Doings Weekly recap here.

Thank you to all of the bands who participated, as well as our event sponsors: the IPPL Teen Advisory Board, The Gift of Carl Foundation, and the Friends of IPPL.

the sound