2012 Junior Authors Short Story Contest WINNERS
We were impressed with the writing overall. It was a good year. There are so many career opportunities for writers right now and writing short stories is a great way to hone your skills. We hope you will enter again in 2013! And, I want to add that if this was English class, and not a writing competition, every story entered would have scored a B+ or higher. I know that only the top six stories in each category earn prizes, but each of you should be seriously proud of your work! Thank you for participating and I hope many of you will be able to attend the 2013 Junior Authors writers conference!
- Laura Thomas
14 – 17 Category
SECOND PLACE – “The Plum Tree” by Amneet Mann of Surrey
THIRD PLACE – “Snow Globes” by Erin Spence of Parksville
FOURTH PLACE – “Searching Men” by Shea Joshi of New Westminster
FIFTH PLACE – “For the Sake of My People” by Valerie Flokstra of Chilliwack
*This is the 3rd time that Valerie has placed in the top 6 in this category. Way to go, Valerie!
SIXTH PLACE – “Lacking Sense” by Rachel Wong of Surrey
10 – 13 Category
FIRST PLACE Winner of a Chapters gift card & publication in The Delta Optimist
“Flying Away” by Noa Wang of Delta – READ Noa’s story
*This is the 3rd time that Noa has won this category. Nicely done, Noa!
SECOND PLACE – “My Name is Oil” by Aziba Rehman of Surrey
THIRD PLACE - “Dear Me” by Brody Butts of Blind Bay
FOURTH PLACE - “Mayazoql and the Secret Oasis of the Bladinqxis” by Vanessa Medeiros of Surrey
FIFTH PLACE – “Your Hand in Mine” by Madison Smith of Armstrong
SIXTH PLACE – “The Imperfect Trio” by Kylie Brind of Delta
ALL children who entered this category will receive a gift and a certificate of achievement in the mail. Please note that next year there will no longer be an incentive category for this age group. Instead, children aged 9 will compete for prizes in the new Category 4.
To all 2012 Contestants…
Please feel free to leave a comment about this year’s contest below. If you won a prize, please let me know what that means to you and what your next writing goal or project will be. Consider working on the story you sent in this year and resubmit it for next year’s contest. 2013 Contest Rules