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Creative Writing Competition

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Teen Creative Writing Competition

Sponsored by Ray Okonski and the Farmington Friends of the Library

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

Winners were honored Sunday, September 12, 2021. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

View this year’s booklet of winning entries here.


2021 Winners


Fiction, 11-14 years

1st place

Palm Tree Murder by Sanjana Datla


2nd place

A Summer to Remember by Cora Lee


3rd place

The Princess and Her Sword by Joshita Bureddy


Honorable Mention

A Chocolate Cupcake by Samiha Punjala

Poetry, 11-14 years

1st place

The Punk Manifesto by Layla Bouguettaya


2nd place

Pretty by Gwenyth Richards


3rd place

Time by Angela Hwang


Honorable Mention

Head City by Cora Lee


Fiction, 15-19 years

1st place

Rest in Peace by Mehar Khanna


2nd place

I Couldn’t Come Up with a Title by Nikhil Desai


3rd place

The Wishing Tree by Liesl Brunner


Honorable Mention

Thanatos is Dead by Kriti Shirodkar

Poetry, 15-19 years

1st place

Winter’s Tail by Kriti Shirodkar


2nd place

Ashes in the Sky by Krisha Patel


3rd place

Symphonies of Pointe by Mehar Khanna


Honorable Mention

Homeschooled Girls by Cherilyn Percy




Age Divisions

Ages 11-14 and 15-19

All residents and/or students of Farmington/Farmington Hills in 6th -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 the Farmington Friends of the Library.


Click here for previous years’ winners.

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