2020 Young Writers Exposition

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18th Annual Young Writers Exposition

Call for Writers!

 

Eligible participants: Char-Em ISD students and homeschool students in Charlevoix or Emmet counties

Submission dates: Wednesday, March 18 — Wednesday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m.

Acceptable submissions: Students may submit one titled work of poetry and/or one titled work of prose

· Poetry - 500-word limit

· Prose (fiction or non-fiction) - 1,000-word limit

Who can submit: Teachers or parents. Visit crookedtree.org and use the Teacher Resources page

 

Prizes for all winners in both categories

· Work published only online in the digital Petoskey News-Review

· Certificate, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card

 

Prizes for all first place winners in both categories

· Work printed in the upcoming Walloon Writers Review

(a complimentary copy will be mailed)

 

Prizes for all high school winners in both categories

· 1st Place, Bob Schulze Award for Poetry & Prose, $100; 2nd Place, $75; 3rd Place, $50

 

NEW! The Little Traverse Literary Guild is pleased to present the inaugural Hanna-Renkes/Jan Smith Literary Award, which recognizes excellence in both poetry and prose crafted by high school students who are served by the Char-Em ISD or homeschooled in Charlevoix and Emmet counties, as part of Crooked Tree Arts Center's annual Young Writers Exposition.

Two $500 "Best in Show" awards will be given, one for poetry and one for prose, in accordance with the deliberation of the high school age group jurors.

 

NEW! All winning writers will be honored on stage during the annual Youth Arts Awards Night on Wednesday, April 22, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Petoskey High School Culinary Arts Program will provide refreshments for all attendees.

 

Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!

McLean & Eakin Booksellers of Petoskey • Petoskey News-Review • Little Traverse Literary Guild

The Bob Schulze Fund for Creative Writing at Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation • Walloon Writers Review

 

 

 


 

2019 Young Writers Juried Exposition Award Winners

 

Elementary School

Poetry:

1st Place: “Masterpiece” by Brielle Burris – 4th Grade, Sheridan Elementary School

2nd Place: “Short Poems” by Haylee Bauknecht – 2nd Grade, Central Elementary School

3rd Place: “Football” by Danny Murphy – 5th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

Honorable Mention: “Wild Fire” by Adam Nguyen – 5th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

Prose:

1st Place: “A Sled Dog’s Place” by Eva Sharapova – 5th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

2nd Place: “Gwen’s Story” by Clare Gengle – 5th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

3rd Place: “The Last Kid” by Taylor Keiswetter – 5th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

 

Middle School

Poetry:

1st Place: “Poetry Is” by Josie Alexander – 8th Grade, Boyne Falls Public School

2nd Place: “Haiku Rebel” by Aidan Cleary – 7th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

3rd Place: “Poetry Was” by Riley Zbacnik – 8th Grade, Boyne Falls Public School

Prose:

1st Place: “The Train” by Audrey Gietzen – 8th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

2nd Place: “I Fell in Love (with Books)” by Madalyn Canada – 8th Grade, Petoskey Middle School

3rd Place: “Tree and Leaf” by Maura Brown – 7th Grade, St. Francis Xavier

 

High School

Poetry:

1st Place: “Slam Poetry: 168 Hours” by Jeffrey Kerr – 10th Grade, Boyne City High School

2nd Place: “Portrait of a Lady” by Aubrie Sparks – 10th Grade, Boyne Falls Public School

3rd Place: “I Hear Roots Creaking” by Isaac Kroll – 11th Grade, Alanson Public School

Honorable Mention: “A Timeless Second: A Sestina” by Brittney Ward – 11th Grade, Pellston High School

Honorable Mention: “Hellish Games” by Karagan Adams – 12th Grade, Harbor Springs High School

Prose:

1st Place: “Jesus in the Bubble Bath” by Karagan Adams – 12th Grade, Harbor Springs High School

2nd Place: “The Struggles of a Perfectionist” by Jasmine Washburn – 10th Grade, Alanson Public School

3rd Place: “The Darkness” by Peytan Tyree – 12th Grade, Petoskey High School

Honorable Mention: “Focusing On What’s Important” by Forest Walker – 12th Grade, Petoskey High School

Honorable Mention: “United” by Paige Smith – 12th Grade, Petoskey High School

 

 

 

If you have questions about the Young Writers Exposition, please contact Alex Dailey at

231-347-4337 / alex@crookedtree.org.