2022-2023 Teen Winter Challenge Winners

Over 80 teens submitted to this year’s Teen Winter Challenge! You can view a work from each of the portfolio submissions at our virtual slideshow. From these submissions, a panel of library staff chose a group of award winners, whose names are listed below. 

Chicago Public Library is proud to support these students in their artistic pursuits. We would like to congratulate all of the applicants on their hard work and thank them for choosing to share their art with the library. We encourage each student to continue developing their craft and hope that they bring their creativity with them in all their future endeavors. ​
Chicago Public Library would like to extend a special thanks to library staff and all the Chicago high school teachers for their continuous work with Chicago youth. 

Senior achievement 

  • Madison R, Senior Achievement Grand Prize Winner
  • Cindy C, Senior Achievement Runner Up
  • Jeanette A, Senior Achievement Runner Up
  • Ava O, Senior Achievement Honorable Mention
  • Mabel L, Senior Achievement Honorable Mention
  • Xaria H, Senior Achievement Honorable Mention

Young Artist Award

  • Kiana P, Young Artist Award Grand Prize Winner
  • Si-Eun R, Young Artist Award Runner Up
  • Galia Q, Young Artist Award Runner Up 
  • Sam P, Young Artist Award Honorable Mention
  • Alisha M, Young Artist Award Honorable Mention
  • Lauren W, Young Artist Award Honorable Mention


  • Isabelle K
  • Casandra A
  • Jahzlynn W
  • Jade P
  • Kathleen I
  • Kellen G
  • Elizabeth L
  • Jonathan M
  • Ria P
  • Ryan G
  • Niamh H
  • Olivia K
  • Paige M