2016 Young People's Creative Writing Contest Results!

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's Young People's Creative Writing Contest! We had over 550 entries this year -- wow! Below is a full list of winners, and attached at the bottom of this blog post are scanned copies of the winning entries. Winners will be honored in an award ceremony on Friday, May 6, at 7 pm, at the Hardesty Regional Library's Connor's Cove Theatre. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and hear author Gordon Korman speak about writing, books, and his life as an author. Congratulations to all the winners! 

POETRY 10-12
 
1st Place “The Disguise”
Brady Dick
 
2nd Place “My Very Best Friend”
Jonah Childress
 
3rd Place “Clouds”
Brynlee Smith
 
POETRY 13-15
 
1st Place “What did the trail ever do for us? (Estekini)”
Portlyn Houghton-Harjo
 
2nd Place “Dreams So Big”
Mikayla Kelly
 
3rd Place “The Ocean Storm”
Nathan Budd
 
POETRY 16-18
 
1st Place “It’s Almost Bright At Night”
Amberly Breedlove
 
2nd Place “My Dancing Willow Tree”
McKenzie Banner
 
3rd Place “The Guy That Everybody Loves”
Callie Spencer
 
SHORT STORY 10-12
 
1st Place “Time of Death”
Jaden Walderich
 
2nd Place “The 5th Sense Lost”
Bela Fermo
 
3rd Place “Bad Boys The Little Boys”
Aaron Potter
 
SHORT STORY 13-15
 
1st Place “Little Did I Know”
Trinity Johnson
 
2nd Place “Bald Eagles”
Sara Howard
 
3rd Place “Clove”
Abigail Bush
 
SHORT STORY 16-18
 
1st Place “My Last Georgia Night”
Mary Jackson
 
2nd Place “The Arrow”
Cyle Famuliner
 
3rd Place “Overwhelmed”
Keshia Wilson
 
INFORMAL ESSAY 10-12
 
1st Place “Why Is School Important?”
Taliyah Runnels
 
2nd Place “The Power of Words”
Joshua Acree
 
3rd Place “My Life With Allergies and Asthma”
Brynlee Smith
 
INFORMAL ESSAY 13-15
 
1st Place “We Are Overcoming”
Iesha-LaShay Phillips
 
2nd Place “Polgar Lessons”
Charity Farell
 
3rd Place “My Life Story”
Michael Dooley
 
 
INFORMAL ESSAY 16-18
 
1st Place “Endless Abyss”
Avery Videll
 
2nd Place “Writer’s Block”
Bethany Stevenson
 
3rd Place “West Sprog”
Jeremy Garrison
 
SHORT PLAY 10-12
 
1st Place “Sadness”
Andrew Fisher 
 
2nd Place “Birthday Wish”
Joshua Acree 
 
3rd Place “The Witch Trials”
Laurel Martich
 
SHORT PLAY 13-15
 
1st Place “Park Tragedy”
Jordan Jankowski 
 
2nd Place “Lesson Learned”
Jordan Brunk
 
3rd Place “Was It Magic?”
Charity Farell
 
SHORT PLAY 16-18
 
1st Place “Comedians’ Wives Club”
Avery Videll
 
2nd Place “Exit Exam”
Iesha-LaShay Phillips
 
3rd Place “Senile Celebrity”
Bethany Stevenson
 
COMIX 10-12
 
1st Place “Boomer and Buddy”
Makenna Smoliak
 
2nd Place “The Fat Gum”
Katherine Farell
 
3rd Place “Pirate Life”
Dallas Campbell
 
COMIX 13-15
 
1st Place “Allie the Animal Rescuer”
Jordan Brunk
 
2nd Place “Quality over Quantity”
Jordan Jankowski
 
3rd Place “Johnny Appleseed in the Great Depression”
Ava Ernst
 
COMIX 16-18
 
1st Place “The Adventures of Intergalactic Space Cat”
Emma Palmer
 
2nd Place “Immortals”
Avery Videll
 
3rd Place “The Race”
Carlos Salgado
 
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Poetry 10-12 Winners.pdf755.83 KB
Poetry 13-15 Winners.pdf1.13 MB
Poetry 16-18 Winners.pdf1.37 MB
Short Story 10-12 Winners.pdf3.53 MB
Short Story 13-15 Winners.pdf4.43 MB
Short Story 16-18 Winners.pdf3.79 MB
Informal Essay 10-12 Winners.pdf2.65 MB
Informal Essay 13-15 Winners.pdf2.86 MB
Informal Essay 16-18 Winners.pdf2 MB
Short Play 10-12 Winners.pdf4.54 MB
Short Play 13-15 Winners.pdf4.47 MB
Short Play 16-18 Winners.pdf4.64 MB
Comix 13-15 Winners.pdf4.53 MB
Comix 16-18 Winners.pdf2.01 MB
Comix 10-12 1st.pdf4.23 MB
Comix 10-12 2nd.pdf4.39 MB
Comix 10-12 3rd.pdf1.38 MB