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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 Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Pictures from the awards ceremony can be veiwed on our Facebook page.

 

2019 Winners

 

Fiction, 11-14 years

1st place

The Final Curse by Nikhil Desai

 

2nd place

Lucky by Arya Karki

 

3rd place

Keys by Sanjana Datla

 

Honorable Mention

Hikaru’s Words by Emily Kim

 
 

Fiction, 15-19 years

1st place

Long Live the King by Kriti Shirodkar

 

2nd place

Pancakes at Midnight by Emma Newman

 

3rd place

A Plot Hatched by Grace Ho

 

Honorable Mention

Synodic by Maria Cheriyan

Poetry, 11-14 years

1st place

Real by Carmen Post

 

2nd place

Dimmed Spark by Anna Toranchuk

 

3rd place

The Mustang Squad of Five by Ben Parnin

 

Honorable Mention

Shine Different by Mya Guillermo

 
 

Poetry, 15-19 years

1st place

Your Atoms by Kriti Shirodkar

 

2nd place

Intoxicated by Grace Ho

 

3rd place

How to Love the Moon by Maria Cheriyan

 

Honorable Mention

Reflections by Phebe Markowicz

 
 
 

Criteria

 

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.

 

Categories

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.

 

Click here for previous years’ winners.

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