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Creative Writing Competition

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Teen Creative Writing Competition

Sponsored by Ray Okonski

Sixth through 12th-graders in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area
are eligible to win prizes in different writing categories and age divisions.

Winners were honored Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Pictures from the awards ceremony can be veiwed on our Facebook page.
To read the 2017 Teen Creative Writing Booklet, click here.


2017 Winners


Fiction, 11-14 years

1st place

Higher than the Stars by Maria Cheriyan


2nd place

The Traveler by Grace Ho


3rd place

Passengers in Peril by Olivia Carzon


Honorable Mention

Rimstone Academy by Emma Christmas


Fiction, 15-19 years

1st place

Only the Beginning by MariaTeresa Carzon


2nd place

Driving Eyes by Melina Schaefer


3rd place

An Average Day in Paradise by Alex Marashai


Honorable Mention

Longing by Maya Sopory

Poetry, 11-14 years

1st place

A Secret Kept by Maria Cheriyan


2nd place

What If by Eden Comer


3rd place

Autumn by Avery Christmas


Honorable Mention

Rules & Boxes by Jamea Kollie


Poetry, 15-19 years

1st place

A Writer’s Block by Kaya James


2nd place

Advice from the Anxious by Smriti Patil


3rd place

Five or Six Letters by Elizabeth Ho


Honorable Mention

Blood Moon Rising by Anika Jane Beamer




Age Divisions

Ages 11-14 and 15-19

All residents and/or students of Farmington/Farmington Hills in 7th -12th grade, public, private or parochial schools are eligible.



Fiction: 1-7 pages, typed. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and a total invention.

  • For both age groups, create a work of fiction of your choice.


Poetry: 3-100 lines, typed. A piece of literature written in rhythm and/or rhyme.

  • For both age groups, create a work of poetry of your choice.


Judges considered these qualifications when reviewing submissions:

originality; grammatical correctness and spelling; organization; word choice, imagery


Prizes are generously supplied by Ray Okonski.

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