General News · 13th April 2017
Young Writers Prize Results!
Thanks to all the young writers on Cortes Island for submitting their work. It was a pleasure to read each of your unique and captivating stories!
Special thanks to volunteer judges for reviewing the stories!
Judges rated each of the following categories out of 10: use of setting, conflict & resolution, character development, and spelling and overall presentation. Surprisingly, there were ties for second and third place in the 10-12 age category!
It was evident that writers put lots of time and energy into their stories. We have lots of talented writers here on Cortes Island. We hope the young writers in our community will continue writing regardless of the results!
1st: Allos in Whoopsiland by Angus Ellingsen
2nd: Crooked Ear and the Whale by Mira Andrews
The Gift by Sofia Nybida
3rd: Call of the Sea by Seamus Summers
A Winter Story by Lily Smyth-Andrews
1st: The Avalanche by Kellen Warkentin
2nd: Vorkuta by Soloman Popkey
Submissions will be printed in our Young Writer’s Chapbook! Want to support Young Writers programs on Cortes? Want to read the stories? Chapbooks will be on sale soon at Marnie’s Books!
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