Imagined Ink

Imagined Ink 2019 Fall writing contest for grades 6-12. Winning entries will be published on the library's website and featured in a published book!

Congratulations!

Our thanks to all who entered the 2019 Imagined Ink Fall Writing Contest, and congratulations to the winners! Be sure to read the winning entries below.

Winners and runners up in each age group and category receive a published collection of the top pieces. Our Best in Show winner receives the published collection AND a $100 Amazon gift card.

2019 winners

Best in Show

eclipse by Brenna Koester

High School Division

Short stories

First Place:
How the Seasons Gained Their Beauty by Allison Balogh, grade 11
Runner-Up:
Page 57 by Charity Chiles, grade 11
Runner-Up:
The Right-Hand Corner of the Universe by Susan Hong, grade 9

Poetry

First Place:
Fear the Flatline by Rebecca Vasilache, grade 12
Runner-Up:
Pastoral by Lillian Reisbick, grade 12
Runner-Up:
Playtime by Jah-Nae Lowe, grade 11

Comics

First Place:
Dear Death by Blue Jones, grade 10

Middle School Division

Short Stories

First Place:
A Writer's Struggle by Logan DeJong, grade 8
Runner-Up:
Video Games by Loryn Giuliani, grade 7
Runner-Up:
Lucas by Mariama Bah, grade 8

Poetry

First Place:
When I Close My Eyes by Mia Maggio, grade 8

Wild Card Awards

Right-in-the-Feels Award:
Buggie’s Goodbye by Ellis DeJong, grade 6
Irreverently Speaking Award:
Star-Crossed Dairy Lovers by Kylie Reno, grade 10
Joshua Klement Haikus by Joshua Klement, grade 6