Tuesday, June 1, 2010

DDN/AWW Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced!

The Dayton Daily News and Antioch Writers' Workshop are pleased to announce the winners of this year's DDN/AWW creative writing contest! And the winners are...

"Best In Show"--from Adult Poetry category--"Too Many Colors of Snow" by Amy Leigh.

Adult Poetry
First Place--"Anastasia Smith" by Bill Vernon
Second Place--"Hot Pink Sundress" by Susan Iwinski
Third Place--"Anecdotal" by C. Dendy

Adult Short Story
First Place--"She's Not There" by Kate Geiselman
Second Place--"Juanita's Casserole" by Bill Steinmetz
Third Place--"A Way To Get There" by Janet Irvin

Teen Poetry
First Place--"Lightweaver" by Andrew Eckley
Second Place--"My Favorite Shoes" by Cesira Miconi
Third Place--"My Grandpa" by Caitlyn Kirby

Teen Short Story
First Place--"C.O.D." by Katrina Scott
Second Place--"The Teapot" by Cesira Miconi
Third Place--"Blame the Innocent" by Shardae Arnold

Youth Poetry
First Place--"My Sister Thinks" by Riley Hemmelgarn
Second Place--"Fall" by Bryce Beddard
Third Place--"Bubble" by Lisa Wier

Youth Short Story
First Place--"The Summer of the Cute Diamond Stud" by Claudia Coffin
Second Place--"High Dive" by Rachel Gaines
Third Place--"The Life of a Paper Airplane" by Alex Szkarupa

Thank you to all who entered--nearly 600 writers!

And congratulations to the winners of this year's competition.

The "best in show" winner receives a scholarship for registration and tuition to the 2010 Antioch Writers' Workshop and publication in the Dayton Daily News and on the Antioch Writers' Workshop website.

First place winners in Adult and Teen categories receive a $125.00 scholarship to apply to AWW 2010 programs; first place winners in Youth categories receive a gift certificate to Books & Company. All first place winners are published in the Dayton Daily News and on the AWW website.

Second and third place winners are all published on the AWW website.

If you missed the print publication of the best in show and first place winners in the Dayton Daily News, you can read these stories and poems, as well as the second and third place stories and poems, on the AWW website's contest page.

Thank you again to all who entered and congratulations to this year's contest winners.

P.S. Registration deadlines have been extended to June 10 for Full Week, June 30 for Saturday Seminar, and July 10 for Morning Only and Afternoon Only options! Visit the AWW website for details.

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