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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 9, 2018.
Pictures from the awards ceremony can be veiwed on our Facebook page.


2018 Winners


Fiction, 11-14 years

1st place

Being Different by Mehar Khanna


2nd place

IONS: Library Meets Chaos by Olivia Carzon


3rd place

Starry Night at Sea by Sanjana Datla


Honorable Mention

A Rebel’s Story by Nikhil Desai


Fiction, 15-19 years

1st place

Testimony of a Flower by Maria Cheriyan


2nd place

Espion by Grace Ho


3rd place

This is Love by Emma Newman


Honorable Mention

The Tail of the Whomper by Phebe Markowicz

Poetry, 11-14 years

1st place

A Boy Named Jane by Carmen Post


2nd place

Being a Girl by Stuti Goel


3rd place

My Backyard by Mehar Khanna


Honorable Mention

Reading Rocks! by Nidhi Mistry


Poetry, 15-19 years

1st place

Motherland or Homeland by Grace Ho


2nd place

Sidewalk Muse by Maria Cheriyan


3rd place

Sunrise by Hemil Shah


Honorable Mention

Nowhere by Phebe Markowicz




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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