Short Story Contest: Winners announced!

The Children’s Library is pleased to announce winners of the 2012 Summer Reading Program Short Story Writing Contest. All contest entrants are invited to an Awards Ceremony and Reception on Friday, August 17th at 1 pm. Special speaker will be  local writer, David Robinson, retired National Geographic book editor, writer and photographer who will then award the prizes to the winners.   Reception to follow with refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet with the speaker.

Winning Stories

Ages 5-6

  • 1st Place:  “Friends Forever” by Sydney Lalime
  • 2nd Place:  “My Trakter” by Emmett Krantz

Ages 7-8

  • 1st Place:  “Writer’s Block” by Isaac Corbett
  • 2nd Place:  “One Million Gluten Free Dollars” by Ian Corbett
  • Honorable Mention:  “Charlie and the Goblin” by Holden Loverin

Ages 9-10

  • 1st Place:  “The Plastic Farm” by Lydia Loverin
  • 2nd Place:  “Giving a Helping Hand” by Isabella Corbett
  • Honorable Mention:  “Helping Friends” by Emelyn Theriault

Young Adult’s

Ages 11-14

  • 1st Place:  “A Day at the Farm” by Emma Lezberg
  • 2nd Place:  “Godspeed” by Anna Leonard
  • Honorable Mention:  “Brace Face” by Raeayn Warren

Ages 15-18

  • 1st Place:  “A Life Changing Walk” by Charity Stroud
  • 2nd Place:  “A Blameless Tragedy” by Bailey Prescott

This year the Athenaeum celebrates its 34th annual Children’s Short Story Writing contest and 15th annual Young Adults Short Story Writing Contest. Judges are Patty Douillet, Mary Kinnas and Marilyn Manning.

The Short Story Writing Contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.


About Berkshire Athenaeum

We are the public library for the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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