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General News · 7th October 2013
Cortes Literacy Outreach
Cortes Literacy Outreach is happy to announce the winning stories for this year's Young Writer's Prize Creative Writing Contest.

Congratulations to Aislin Rain Downey with the story Arwen's Adventures in the age 10 - 12 category!

In the age 13 - 16 category, congratulations to Radhika Raturi for her entry A Gift!

Aislin and Radhika will each receive a cash prize of $100, thanks to our generous anonymous donors in the community, who value the encouragement of young writers on Cortes.

Thank you to each of our contestants for entering the contest, and for continuing to pursue your interest in writing! Each contestant will receive a bound copy of their story, as well as feedback from the contest judges. Bound copies of each story will also be gifted to the VIRL Cortes branch, when they reopen, hopefully this Fall.

In the meantime, if you would like to read the winning stories, you may download them here, below.

Thank you also to each of our volunteer judges, who put valuable time and energy, and careful consideration, into reading the stories and giving feedback and encouragement to the Cortes youth who entered.

Congratulations to each of our contestants for entering the contest at all! It is great that you have the ability to think of a story and get it down on paper to share with others. Keep up the writing!

For more youth writing contests, try these out:

http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/youthwritingcontest

http://www.ripplepublishing.ca/kids-write-for-kids-2/#sthash.DqSAkOdy.dpuf

http://www.surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/4947.aspx

Thanks! Congratulations!