Imagined Ink

...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

Middle School Division

First Place:
The Hall by Tracy Mullinax
Second Place:
Infection by Erin Van Natta
Third Place:
Mystic War by Ella Hoheisel
Honorable Mention:
Yanni Belousov, Mimi Burchell, Rylee Fehr, Shekinah Ford, Susan Hong, Jazmin Rosebrook, and Dianna Suverly

+ 2015

High School Division

First Place:
Dear Mr. Wright by Chardy Probst
Second Place:
The Writer by Rebekah Muir
Third Place:
The Bee's Friend by Ksenia Phelps

Middle School Division

First Place:
My Last Words by Mailei Brodniak
Second Place:
Flight 93 by Sandra Fachiol
Third Place:
Zenetha by Kaya Dunn

+ 2014

High School Division

First Place:
A Writer's Conundrum by Cristen Jansson
Second Place:
Tic & Talk by Analysis Rouse
Third Place:
Black as Snow by Danielle Keerbs

Middle School Division

First Place:
Blind with Sight by Piper Schafte
Second Place:
World War II: Yours Truly by Stacie Bood
Third Place:
Bob Baker on his Capture of the Notorious Bustopher John by Chloe Chapman