2012 Young People's Creative Writing Contest

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2012 Young People's Creative Writing Contest! Click "Read More" for a list of winners and their works. 

 

The award ceremony was held August 25, 2012 at the Hardesty Regional Library and featured Zarrow Award-Winning Author Jacqueline Woodson. There were 765 entries into the contest from 505 entrants this year. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Poetry 10-12 Year Old Category

1st Place: "The Bubbling Brook" by Benjamin Reyes

2nd Place: "Seasons of Senses" by Chloe Ngo

3rd Place: "Books" by McKinzie Horsley

Short Story 10-12 Year Old Category

1st Place: "The Accident" by Cameron Fisher

2nd Place: "The Nightmare" by Brynn Jones

3rd Place: "Last Chances" by Annabelle Harris

Informal Essay 10-12 Year Old Category

1st Place: "Help, Help!" by Benjamin Reyes

2nd Place: "Worlds of Fun!" by Jordan Kuriatnyk

3rd Place: "Oaklawn's Secret" by Tahlia Munoz

Short Play 10-12 Year Old Category

1st Place: "Erika's Visit to Rome" by Erika Ravitch

2nd Place: "Pop Quiz" by Caleb Davis

3rd Place: "The Hawaiian Islands" by Aubree Moesta

 

Poetry 13-15 Year Old Category

1st Place: "Lunar Light" by Jenna Sumpter

2nd Place: "Fantasy" by Madison Randolph

3rd Place: "Our Story" by Brianna Griffith

Short Story 13-15 Year Old Category

1st Place: "A Girl Named Star" by Maureen Haynes

2nd Place: "Out of the Box: A Cat Comes to the Rescue" by Virginia Spoo

3rd Place: "Giving is Better than Getting" by Kelsie Dorrough

Informal Essay 13-15 Year Old Category

1st Place: "Four Common Fears of the Human Being" by Kelsie Dorrough 

2nd Place: "Goodbye Grandmother" by Nicole Miller

3rd Place: "Humbling Experiences of Face to Faith" by Grant Gebetsberger

Short Play 13-15 Year Old Category

1st Place: "Reconnecting a Friendship" by Anna Shadid

2nd Place: "Pride Comes Before the Fall" by Kelsie Dorrough

3rd Place: "Bubble, Bubble this Censor is Trouble" by Jack Allen

 

Poetry 16-18 Year Old Category

1st Place: "The Stallion of Stormy Crow's Peak" by Christie Healey

2nd Place: "Lottery" by Kaylee Byrd

3rd Place: "Scrabble at Sundown" by Deirdra Kelly

Short Story 16-18 Year Old Category

1st Place: "If I Could Escape" by Beth Cruickshank

2nd Place: "Meeting the Monster" by Laurelyn Rubidoux

3rd Place: "Fire's Tentacles" by Deirdra Kelly

Informal Essay 16-18 Year Old Category

1st Place: "Morning on Wolf Mountain" by Sophie Katz

2nd Place: "A Land of Light and Life" by Corbin Brown

3rd Place: "A Different Kind of Adventure" by Whitney Thompson

Short Play 16-18 Year Old Category

1st Place: "Buzzed" by Rachel Stromberg

2nd Place: "Mystery of the Nocturnal Library" by Christopher Parker

3rd Place: "Escape Artist" by Hannah Farell

 

Informal Essay 13-15 Year Old Category

1st Place: "Four Common Fears of the Human Being" by Kelsie Dorrough 

2nd Place: "Goodbye Grandmother" by Nicole Miller

3rd Place: "Humbling Experiences of Face to Faith" by Grant Gebetsberger 

 PoetPoo

I didn't really have a chance

I didn't really have a chance to submit my story so I'll do it on here... Later..
-(My name's not) Riley Blackthorne

Ok, sounds great!

Ok, sounds great!