...is an annual writing contest for youth in grades 6-12 in the FVRL district. Entries are read by a panel of judges, and prizes are awarded to winners in two age groups: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Winners were announced at the Awards Celebration & Author Visit featuring Gary D. Schmidt in Vancouver on Saturday, October 22. The winning stories are published here and may be edited for spelling and grammar.
Congratulations to our 2016 winners!
High School Division
- Best Poem:
- Let Me Introduce Myself by Annie Rose
- First Place:
- Time Hiccup by Aaron Blanshan
- Second Place:
- Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night by Mari Evans
- Third Place:
- The Witch of Snakes by Taylor Huston-Allen
- Honorable Mention:
- Ace Allred, Kaitlin Boyle, Skylar Catania, Brie Crooks, Marissa Darling, Jessica Eavenson, Hailey Grotte, Janessa Long, Mercedes Mehr, Megan Michael, Paige Peerenboom, Brandan Sharp, and Rebecca Strizver