General News · 10th January 2012
You can find the creative and amazing stories, which won 1st prizes and honourable mentions in the 2011 Cortes Young Writers Prize, in the Cortes Library.
In the 10 - 12 age category, Tara Warkentin received 1st prize and received $100 in prize money. Mia Gregg received the honourable mention. In the 13-16 age group, Xavier Petkau received 1st prize with $100 in prize money, and Bhajan Ananda received the honourable mention. All stories are in the booklet that you see in Tara's hands in the photo.
Much gratitude for the time and expertise donated by the three volunteer judges who judged all the submission anonymously: Norm Gibbons, Joan Bevington and Yvonne Kipp. If you are interested in being a judge in spring 2012, please contact the Literacy Outreach Coordinator.
Also, many thanks to our anonymous donors who make the prizes available to support and encourage young writers. If you would like to support young writers on Cortes Island, please contact the LOC, Coreen -0152.