Fall 2022 Teen Writing Challenge – The Results Are In!

Fall 2022 Teen Writing Challenge – The Results Are In!

By Erin Weir

Teen Writing Challenge: Fantasy The third HEPL Teen Writing Challenge has concluded and 3 winners were chosen out of 23 entries from teens.

The Teen Writing Challenge was the idea of a student who shared it with the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB loved the suggestion and felt it was a great opportunity for teen writers to share their creative writing. The Teen Writing Challenge was born!

The writing contest challenged teens to write an original short story with a fantasy theme.   

A panel of 15 judges made up of HEPL staff and teen volunteers on the Teen Advisory Board read through each short story and voted for their top three submissions based on the guidelines of the contest. This was no easy task, as the teens’ entries were all so creative and impressive! 

The judges’ votes were tallied and the winners are… 

1st Place = “Untitled”  by Ali Nolan, Fall Creek Intermediate School, grade 6  

2nd Place = “The Misadventures of Alëixandrea the Elve” by Emma Shafer, Mission Christian Academy, grade 11  

3rd Place = “Untitled” by Katherine Fait, Guerin Catholic High School, grade 10  

Each winner was able to choose a gift card from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, or Target. Congratulations to our winners!  

Thank you so much to all the teen authors who entered their work for this contest! Sharing your work is incredibly brave. All the judges enjoyed reading your work and had a difficult time choosing their top stories. I hope you will all continue to write and share your talent in future writing contests!