2010 Junior Authors Short Story Contest Winners

 

You impressed us this year. BC is certainly a province that is chock-full of talented young storytellers.- Laura Thomas

Tween Category Ages 10-13

WINNER – “Stars on the Surface” by Noa Wang
Winner of a $100 gift certificate from Delta Continuing Education plus publication in The Delta Optimist. And Best in Contest Winner.

The JA Short Story Contest is a chance for me to let others read my writing, and to have fun! Before I entered the 2009 contest last year, I only showed my stories to my family and a few of my friends, so I didn’t know how my writing compared to other peoples’. Little did I know that I would win first place!- Noa Wang

SECOND PLACE – “Blind Men” by Lisa Kirby of North Vancouver
Winner of a $50 Chapters gift card donated by Werner’s Auto Klinik in Delta.

THIRD PLACE – “New Beginning” by Erin Reisen of Mission
Winnter of a $25 Kidsbooks gift card donated by Kidsbooks Vancouver and a $10 Starbucks gift card.

FOURTH PLACE – “Paranormal” by Georgia Taipalus of Delta
Winner of a $10 Chapters gift card donated by Diana Crosby of Ladner Baptist Church and a copy of Agent Story: Tales From the Briefcase donated by Laura Thomas.

FIFTH PLACE – “Kasha’s Grim Discovery” by Raiya Jessa of Coquitlam
Winner of $10 Chapter’s gift card from Sure Copy in Ladner.

SIXTH PLACE – “Beauty is Skin Deep” by Alice Huang of Vancouver
Winner of a copy of Amanda in Arabia by Darlene Foster.

 

Teen Category Ages 14-17

Winner – “Sleeping” by Sophia Ma of North Vancouver
Winner of a $100 Chapters gift card donated by Ricki Willing of Sutton Seafair Realty plus publication in The Delta Optimist.

Winning means quite a lot to me. Sometimes you feel that you’re all alone with writing, and you dont’ know if you’re going on the right track. This is also important to me because it’s really the first time I’ve written a piece that related so directly to my personal experiences. Usually my stories are fantastical and inspired completely from my imagination. I would like to thank Laura for making this contest so well run. I have been involved in other contests but none of them have been so nice to the contestants – the daily updates, the regular emails – and I really appreciated it.
– Sophia Ma

SECOND PLACE – “A Game of Chess” by Shaely Ritchey of Prince George
Winner of a $50 Chapters gift card donated by Darlene Foster.

THIRD PLACE – “Lugere” by Valerie Flokstra of Chilliwack
Winner of a $25 Black Bond Books gift card donated by Black Bond Books in Ladner and a $10 Starbucks gift card.

FOURTH PLACE – “The Box” by Braeden Price of Nanaimo
Winner of a $10 Chapters gift card donated by Diana Crosby of Ladner Baptist Church and a copy of Agent Story: Tales From the Briefcase donated by Laura Thomas.

FIFTH PLACE – “Discovering Solace” by Tiffany Konechny of North Vancouver
Winner of a $10 Chapters gift card donated by the Dragon Fly Gallery in Ladner.

SIXTH PLACE – “The Island” by Marissa John of North Vancouver
Winner of a copy of Amanda in Arabia by Darlene Foster.

 

Children’s Category Ages 6-9

Winner
“Little Red Hoodlum”
by Dominic Jarecki of Delta

Runner up
“Charm Seekers”
by Tiffany Matthé of Surrey

 

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