Announcing the Celebrating Words Contest Winners for 2015-2016!
Thank you all for your entries! Students and teachers from all levels of public schooling submitted stories and poetry.
Our judges, teacher volunteers, reviewed submissions using the rubric provided and made the difficult decision of the winners for the categories. All entries were numerically coded and read independently by the judges. Thank you for your time and effort!
All of the participants will receive a complimentary copy of Celebrating Words, and the winners will also receive a bookstore gift card as a prize.
And The Winners Are...
Division I Poetry
1st Place—“Soccer” by Calista Sortland
Division II Poetry
1st Place—“Magic of Life” by Mareike Poelzer
Division II Prose
1st Place—“Brain Essay” by Cate Chorney
2nd Place—“A Wild Adventure” by Chelsea Wiebe
3rd Place—“Getting Back Together” by Kimberly Fehr
HM—“Mutant Mummy Mayhem” by Connor Sortland
Division III Prose
1st Place—“Blue” by Angelina (Yang) Jiao
2nd Place—“Tear-Stained Eyes” by Graeme Gibson
3rd Place—“Her” by Elykah May Tejol
Honourable Mention—“Uncertainty” by Sarah Montgomery
Honourable Mention—“The Little Things” by Yohan Kebede
Division III Poetry
1st Place—“Just Being a Teen” by
2nd Place—“The Brush” by Julie de la Pena
3rd Place—“The Last Farewell” by Jonathan Ewing
Honourable Mention—“Fear of the Dark” by Kassidy Gorgichuk
Division IV Poetry
1st Place—“Suits” by Selena Verhun
2nd Place—“Battle of the Bands” by Chance Blais
3rd Place—“The Storm” by Adrienne Dostie
HM—“Remember September” by Emily Stobbe
Division IV Prose
1st Place—“How to Feel for Dummies” by Jenna Koenig
2nd Place—“Music is Life and I Eat Cake” by Natasha Marcille
3rd Place—“In the Hands of Death” by Morgan Leakvold
HM—“Devoured by Mania” by Isabella Thorsen
1st Place—“A Necessary Glimpse” by Kyla Coulman-Absher
2nd Place—“Scars” by Darryl Feser
3rd Place—“Making a Difference” by Vic Mensch
1st Place—“Coloured Toothpicks” by Carey Klassen