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2018 Young Writer Juried Exposition Award Winners 

 

Elementary School

Prose:

   1st Place: “The Rage of the Dragon” by Calista Hoeksema – 5th Grade, Ellsworth Public School

   2nd Place: “My First Friend” by Grace Broz – 5th Grade, Central Elementary School

   3rd Place: “Operation Overlord” by Russell Vandermus – 5th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

   Honorable Mention: "The Time I Went Down the Hill" by Taryn Losee - 5th Grade, Charlevoix Elementary School 

Poetry:

   1st Place: “The Demanding Pround” by Calista Hoeksema – 5th Grade, Ellsworth Public School

   2nd Place: “Sand Ballet” by Kaydence McPherson – 5th Grade, Charlevoix Elementary School

   3rd Place: “Mountain Bike” by Henry Burris – 3rd Grade, Sheridan Elementary School

   Honorable Mention: "Too Many Sisters" by Owen Saunders -  2nd Grade, Central Elementary School 

 

Middle School

Prose:

   1st Place: “The Huntress and Her Prey” by Giselle Dawson – 6th Grade, Homeschool    

   2nd Place: “Birthday Wish” by Milla Farnsworth – 6th Grade, Petoskey Middle School

   3rd Place: “The Girl and the Island” by Kai Hartson – 7th Grade, Petoskey Middle School

   Honorable Mention: "The END" by Kate Farley - 7th Grade, Petoskey Middle School 

Poetry:

   1st Place: “Baseball” by Jack Earl – 6th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

   2nd Place: “Sunrise” by Audrey Gietzen – 7th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

   3rd Place: “The Best Things” by Camden Carey – 6th Grade, Charlevoix Elementary

   Honorable Mention: "The Song of the Sea" by Anna Dundon -  7th Grade, Petoskey Middle School 

 

High School

Prose:

   1st Place: “Dancing Under the Stars” by Elizabeth Donovan – 10th Grade, Petoskey High School

   2nd Place: “Moonlit Fox” by Paige Smith – 11th Grade, Petoskey High School

   3rd Place: “New but warm hearts” by Maeli Coveyou – 9th Grade, Petoskey High School

   Honorable Mention: “The Man by the Well” by John Damoose – 10th Grade, Harbor Springs High School

Poetry:

   1st Place: “The Mad Writer’s Manifesto: Inspired by ‘The Mad Angler’s Manifesto’ by Michael Delp” by Michael Whennen – 12th Grade, Boyne Falls Public School

   2nd Place: “To My One and Only, Atom” by Emma Rockwell – 12th Grade, Harbor Springs High School

   3rd Place: “Numb” by Jennifer Hudson – 10th Grade, Alanson Public School

   Honorable Mention: “The Final Symphony” by Tim Gasco – 12th Grade, Boyne Falls Public School

 


As part of the Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Youth Arts Festival, CTAC is pleased to collaborate with Petoskey News-Review, the Bob Schulze Fund for Creative Writing at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, McLean & Eakin Booksellers of Petoskey, and Walloon Writers Review to present the 16th Annual Young Writers Juried Exposition.

Young writers who attend schools served by the Char-Em ISD (or home school students in Charlevoix or Emmet counties) may submit one work of poetry, prose, or one of both. Work must be submitted online, starting Tuesday, April 3 and ending on Friday, April 13. Student work needs to meet the following requirements:

  • Prose work may be fiction or non-fiction. All prose work is limited to 1,000 words or fewer. All work mustbe titled.
  • All poetic forms are acceptable. All works of poetry are limited to 500 words or fewer. All work must betitled.
  • All work must be submitted online by a teacher, principal, or parent no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 13.
  • To submit work, use the Crooked Tree Arts Center website: www.crookedtree.org.

Prizes will be given in both poetry and prose categories as follows:

High School

  • 1st Place: $100, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card
  • 2nd Place: $75, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card
  • 3rd Place: $50, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card

Middle School

  • 1st Place: $100, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card
  • 2nd Place: $75, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card
  • 3rd Place: $50, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card

Elementary School

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place: Medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card

*All winning submissions will be printed in the Petoskey News-Review.
*All first place winners’ work will be printed in an upcoming edition of the Walloon Writers Review, and all first place winners will receive a complimentary copy.

The Young Writers Award Reception will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Crooked Tree Arts Center.  At the reception, young authors will have the opportunity to read their work publicly. Students, teachers, family, and friends are welcome. Refreshments will be served from 12:00 – 2:00 PM during the Culinary Arts Showcase presented by the Petoskey High School Hospitality Program. 

If you have questions about the Young Writers Juried Exposition, please contact Alex Dailey at 231-347-4337 or alex@crookedtree.org.
 

Download a copy of the Call for the 2018 Young Writers Juried Exposition Entry Information.

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