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Helen Stein Shack Book Award
Helen Stein Shack Picture Book Award

This annual contest calls for teens grades 7 through 12 who live in the Three Village Central School District to create a children’s picture book. Winning authors will receive a monetary prize, have their book bound and added to the Library’s Local Focus Collection, and be recognized at an awards ceremony.

This annual award which showcases the young writing and artistic talent in Three Village is given in memory of Helen Stein Shack by her family. As a teacher, Mrs. Shack was committed to the education of children, and she especially loved literature written for them. She was a frequent visitor to Emma Clark Library where, even in retirement, she kept current with the latest children’s books. The library is grateful to the children of the late Mrs. Shack who have established a substantial endowment with the library to cover the ongoing cost of presenting this annual award.


2018 Contest Winners

1st Place (Grades 7-9)
Racing Star
Racing Star
by Rebecca Blumenthal

1st Place (Grades 10-12)
Wally's Wild Ride
Wally’s Wild Ride
by Nicole Freeley

2nd Place (Grades 7-9)
This is How I Help
This is How I Help!
by Eliana Sasson

2nd Place (Grades 10-12)
Freddy the Fish and His First Election Day
Freddy the Fish and His First Election Day
by Samuel Kim

Past Winners

2017 Grand Prize Winners

We Can Still be Friends!
by Eliana Sasson
Grades 7-9 Category

Claire & Her Bear
by Katie Zhao
Grades 10-12 Category
2017 2nd Place Winners

Sammy the Sock Monkey
by Nicole Freeley
Grades 7-9 Category

Color Your World
by Cassidy Oliver
Grades 10-12 Category
2016 Grand Prize Winners

Good Night, Judy by Katie Zhao
Grades 7-9 Category

Sal the Sock by Michelle Pacala
Grades 10-12 Category
2016 Honorable Mentions

Rainbow by Nicole Freeley
Grades 7-9 Category

Honu by Samantha White
Grades 10-12 Category
Contest Details The contest is divided into two grade categories, grades 7 through 9 and grades 10 through 12, with one winning entry from each group.  Each entry can be the work of a single author/illustrator or can be a collaborative effort of an author and an illustrator.  There will be one Grand Prize winner and one Honorable Mention winner selected from each category. All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation, will be invited to attend the awards ceremony and will have the opportunity to record a video of the entrant reading their book for Community Service credit.

See the 2015 Winners