We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Patten Free Libraries 8th Annual Writing Contest. This year there were more than 40 entries in all but one category, and we welcomed adult submissions for the first time ever. Judges included Patten Free Library Staff and members of the Teen Library Council. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to everyone who entered!
Read the winning entries here.
7-9 Grade Memoir
First Place: Chewonki Saltwater Canoe Trip by Huckleberry Huber-Rees
Second Place TIE: A Trip Down the Sheepscot River by Noah Arbuckle
Second Place TIE: Seaglass by Sinead Bowdish
7-9 Grade Short Fiction
First Place: How To Romanticize the Cruel and Unholy by Aurora Guzzetti
Second Place: Forgetting by Acadia Guiliani
10-12 Grade Short Fiction
First Place: An Onyx Sandstorm by Emma Beauregard
Second Place: The Tall Man by Beau Haddad
First Place: The Essence of True Love by Larry Bartlett
No second place
First Place: The Poet’s Well by James M. Wright
Second Place: Maine by Susan Landry