2020 Student Submissions Sent for Review

Hundreds of students in grades 1-8 in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor area have submitted writing for the 2020 One Book Two Book festival from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. The student work will now be judged by a team from ACT in Iowa City. Recognized students will be honored at a special “Write Out Loud” event during One Book Two Book on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Two grade level winners will be chosen, one in each of the following categories:

  • “The Write Stuff”: For language, clarity, structure, and emotional impact.
  • “From the Heart”: For creativity, passion, and expressiveness.

These students will be invited to read their winning submissions. In addition, a percentage of all students whose submissions are deemed to be of outstanding quality also will be honored with a “certificate of distinction.” They also will be invited to attend the Feb. 23, 2020, event.

All recognized students will receive certificates and prizes at the event and the grade-level prize winners will have their work published in a booklet available at the festival.