We would like to give a big congratulations to the winner and runner-ups of our annual Teen Summer Writing Contest.
Winner: Raena Adams (middle right), for her story “Rupterra.”
Runner-ups: Manny Benda (middle left), for his story “Below” and Mara Looby (not pictured), for her story “Winged Child Paradise.”
This was a great year and it was very hard to choose a winner—all the stories submitted were so good! Everyone interpreted the theme of “Strange Creatures” in their own way and told interesting and entertaining stories. Thank you to everyone who submitted a story, and of course a big thank you to Smiths Falls & District Arts & Culture Council for sponsoring the contest and providing the prize.
We hope to see more from our talented young authors next year. Keep writing!