Writing Contest Winners 2016

Writing Contest Winners 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Short Story Contest hosted by the Clermont County Public Library. This year the contest received 45 adult entries and 27 teen entries. The first, second and third place winners in both the adult and teen categories have been selected. Read the winning stories here.

 

Adult Winners

1st place: “Going Home” by Robert Wildey

2nd place: “The Funeral” by Debra White

3rd place: “World of the Amazing” by Jason Brothers

 

Teen Winners

1st place: “A Girl and Her Typewriter” by Anneke Hoskins

2nd place: “Beyond the Pencil” by Rachel Moneymaker

3rd place: “Glassmen” by Kayla Wagner

 

The manuscripts were judged in a blind format where the judges of both categories did not know the names of the authors and each work was evaluated independently. The highest scoring entries from each category were passed along to Professor Kelly Murray Frigard of the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. Professor Frigard also read the highest scoring entries without knowing the authors and then chose the first, second, and third place winners for each category.

 

The library believes in the power of the written word and we would like to express our gratitude to those of you that shared your own. It is never an easy task to judge entries and we received many gems including those that did not place.

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