An Upper St Clair High School junior earned high honors in the 2021 Labsy Awards, part of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Media Awards. Libby Zavadil captured first place in the Music (Original Composition) category for her piece titled “More,” which was created for a string quartet. In addition, she earned an honorable mention in the 2D Art and Design category.
More than 200 young writers, visual artists, musicians, filmographers and inventors in Allegheny County vied for honors in the library’s 2021 Teen Media Awards, which includes the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest and the Labsy Awards. The awards, which serve as a platform for celebrating teens and their original content, recognize a broad range of creative work.
First- and second-place winners in each category received cash awards. The Labsy Awards were open to students in grades 6-12 and the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest is for students in grades 9-12. Entries were judged by a panel of 31 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh staff members.