Congratulations, Young Writers!

Wordcrafters is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Young Writers Fiction Contest! Eleven finalists from area schools were presented with awards at a gathering at Red Wagon Creamery in Eugene. Paparazzi swarmed the area, eager to catch a glimpse of the inspiring and creative winners.

Elementary School Division:

1st: Jumi Koh, “Las Floras Mágicas” (The Magic Flowers)
2nd: Makayla Morrison, “The Monster and Mathis”
3rd: Aislynn Orme, “Twister”
Honorable Mention: Alesha Akhtar, “Nathan’s Incredible Chicken Wing”

Middle School Division:

1st: Kaitlin Pintens, “Lights! Camera! Fashion!”
2nd: Emma Fauquembergue, “Immigration Journal of Sofia Clibvik”
3rd: Katana Radke, “Diary of Wild Pacific Salmon”
Honorable Mention: Amelie Polk, “Ania’s United Adventure Journal”

High School Division:

1st: Sander Moffitt, “Copper Eyes, Couch Clothes”
2nd: Dylan Troyer, “Upgraded Eyes”
3rd: Serena Jones, “The Dragon Prince”​

We look forward to sharing future stories from all our young writers. Entering a contest is an important step on your writing journey, but not the end.


Always be writing!