Congratulations to this year’s Writing Contest winners! This year there were more than 50 entries in every category, and we welcomed creative non-fiction submissions for the first time ever. Judges, who included Patten Free Library Staff, the PFL Teen Library Council, and community members, were excited about the caliber of pieces submitted this year. With support from the Friends of the Patten Free Library.
Click the title below to read the winning pieces.
First Place: Me by Franny DeGeer
Second Place: Peaks Island Vignette by Harper Nelson
First Place: Nightmare in Disguise by Rory Leeman
Second Place: The Excavator by Ivey Strickland
First Place: Writing to Remember by Zoë Brush
Second Place: A Perturbed Portrait by Grace Tetreault
First Place: The Snow on Her Lips by Aurora Guzzetti
Second Place: Anne’s Final Day by Naomi Fidler
First Place: Dear Jennifer by Jennifer Tinker
Second Place: The Forgotten Voice by Ellen A Endter
First Place TIE: Birds that Sing in the Dark by Arwyn Sherman
First Place TIE: The Hunt by James M. Wright