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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.

 

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

 
 
 

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.

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