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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 13, 2019 in a digital ceremony via Zoom. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

 

2020 Winners

 

Fiction, 11-14 years

1st place

Evangeline by Sanjana Datla

 

2nd place

May 25, 2020 by Mehar Khanna

 

3rd place

More Than Words by Josie Blanchard

 

Honorable Mention

“Responsible Kid” Winifred Thompson by Emily Kim

Poetry, 11-14 years

1st place

The River by Gwenyth Richards

 

2nd place

Imagine Your Story by Ty Hill

 

 

Fiction, 15-19 years

1st place

Aeternum by Kriti Shirodkar

 

2nd place

The Portrait on the Cup by Maria Cheriyan

 

3rd place

Dance of the Dead by Jonas Organ

 

Honorable Mention

The Tools to Be a Hero by Nikhil Desai

Poetry, 15-19 years

1st place

A Toxic Relationship by Smriti Patil

 

2nd place

Cello Boy by Emma Newman

 

3rd place

The Tide by Cherilyn Percy

 

Honorable Mention

The Frog Princess by Kriti Shirodkar

 
 
 

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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