Imagined Ink

Imagined Ink 2019 Fall writing contest for grades 6-12

Coming November 2019!

Are you a tween or teen in grades 6-12 in the FVRL district? Start brainstorming your entry for this year's Imagined Ink Teen Writing Contest, running from November 1 to December 1, 2019!

Important Dates

  • November 1: First day to submit entries using the online form
  • December 1: Last day to submit entries
  • December 13: Winners are notified, and winning entries are posted here

Who can participate?

The writing contest is open to youth in grades 6-12 who live within, attend school, or are home schooled in Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and the Woodland School District.

Rules on entries

  • Must be 1,000 words or less
  • Must be original work by contestant
  • May be any genre, topic, or format
  • Must be in English or Spanish
  • Only one entry per person

FVRL staff may edit entries for spelling and punctuation.

Our thanks to all who entered the 2018 Imagined Ink Fall Writing Contest, and congratulations to the winners! Be sure to read the winning entries below.

2018 winners

Best in show

phenomena by Brenna Koester

High school division

Short stories

First place:
"The End"—Starring: Humans by Michelle Lee, grade 10
Runner-up:
Armageddon by Josie DeBord, grade 9
Runner-up:
Sacrifice to the Storm by Erin Van Natta, grade 10

Poetry

First place:
Ο αιχμάλωτος τραγουδά στη χλωμή αυγή: The captive sings in the pale dawn by Stella Webster, grade 10
Runner-up:
Adolescence by Hannah McBride, grade 9
Runner-up:
Roots by Chloe Peterson, grade 10

Middle school division

Short stories

First place:
Thunderclouds by Elliot Holden, grade 8
Runner-up:
The Perfect Day by Anwyn Foreman, grade 8
Runner-up:
Orlando by I-An Lu, grade 6

Poetry

First place:
phenomena by Brenna Koester, grade 8
Runner-up:
Satan's Dinner by Naomi Axelrod, grade 6
Runner-up:
Dance by Evelyn Lo, grade 7

Comic

Honorable mention:
Dragon Born by Sophie Giacchino, grade 6

Essay

Honorable mention:
A Kind, Unrelenting Spirit by Nicole Evans, grade 7