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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

 
 
 

Criteria

 

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.

 

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 the Farmington Friends of the Library.

 

Click here for previous years’ winners.

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