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! – 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
Children’s 6 – 9 Incentive Category (not competitive)
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.