Young Writer & Artist Competition

Young Writer Competition

2020 YWC

Theme: Forgiveness

Entry Rules

(2020 entry now closed)

Young Artist Competition

2020 YAC 

Illustrate a scene

from your favorite book

Entry Rules

(2020 entry now closed)

YWAC Awards

2020 YWAC Awards

October 4, 2020

Past YWAC Awards

2020 YWAC Awards


Winners will be announced at the book festival.

Check schedule for more details.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners' entries will be published in an 

Anthology available to download following the awards on

Sunday, October 4 at 12:30 pm.

All 2020 YWAC entries will be on display beginning October 5th  at the 

Blue Earth County Library

100 Main Street in Mankato, MN

Meet the DVBF

Young Writer Judges

Rachael Hanel

Author and associate professor of mass media in Mankato, Minnesota. 

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Melanie Cashin

Advisor at Carleton College and MFA degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Writes fiction and nonfiction for young adults.

Meet the DVBF

Young Artist Judges

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Ann Rosenquist Fee

Executive Director, Arts Center of St. Peter

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John David Paul 

Scene design professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Megan Theis

Graphic designer and teaches art classes for kids