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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




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.


Click here for previous years’ winners.

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