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Sokol High School Literary Awards

Sokol 2018 Winners

2018 Sokol Winners

View the Sokol informational flyer here.        

Read the Frequently Asked Questions here.


Since 1958, the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library has sponsored a creative writing contest for high school students in grades nine through twelve. In 1985, Mr. & Mrs. Eli and Mildred Sokol established an endowment, through the Community Foundation, that makes it possible for us to award monetary prizes to the winners and honoraria to the judges. We are pleased to offer a special performance prize in addition to the traditional prose and poetry prizes. Through the Sokols' foresight and generosity, the Friends & Foundation of RPL will be able to encourage young writers for generations to come. 

Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and Drake Memorial Library of The College at Brockport are excited to partner to host winning submissions of the Sokol High School Literary Awards on Digital Commons @ Brockport, an online, open access repository of scholarly and creative works by the community. See the winning entries here.

For more information, call Susan Chekow Lusignan at 585-428-8350 or email Susan.Lusignan@libraryweb.org.

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