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ATTENTION TEEN WRITERS!

 

For DAILY (well, almost daily) posts specifically intended for TEEN WRITERS

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The Young Virginia Writers Club is the VWC's special outreach program for teen writers at the middle school and high school level. Activities include an annual writers' symposium (special discount for teens and teachers), writing contests and scholarship opportunities. Schools and community groups may contact the YVWC Chairperson for a list of VWC members who are available to speak and/or conduct workshops for teens who want to know more about the writing and publishing process. VWC members are also available to judge teen writing contests and provide e-mailed critiques of teen writings.

 

Below you will find details on our:

TEEN GOLDEN NIB WRITING CONTEST

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP

YOUNG WRITER MEMBERSHIP

TEEN CONTEST WINNERS


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2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Renee Ordoobadi - Bristow, Virginia

2014 TEEN GOLDEN NIB CONTEST WINNERS
HIGH SCHOOL - POETRY
1st Place - "Recess" by Renee Christina Ordoobadi
2nd Place - "Identity" by Teja, Janai Barnes, Dupree
3rd Place - "Acute Regression" by Neil Adair McMillan Hailey
Honorable Mention - "Homeless" by Leah Madeline Gaush

HIGH SCHOOL - NONFICTION
1st Place - "Glimpsing the World" by Katherine Brown
2nd Place - "When Life Gives You Lemons" by Phebe Ciemny
3rd Place - "Pilot" by Leah Madeline Gaush
Honorable Mention - "The Face of Depravity" by Renee C. Brittigan

HIGH SCHOOL - FICTION
1st Place - "Imperfect" by Erin Marguerite McCall
2nd Place - "Puppetmaster" by Kayleigh McCoy
3rd Place - "A Heavy Conscience" by Katherine Brown
Honorable Mention - "Awaiting the Fury" by Morgan Nicole Shaffer

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Membership is free. Students who enter our writing contests are automatically enrolled.

Otherwise, to join and be added to the mailing list for announcements,

please download, complete and mail the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION. (pdf)

 

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CONTEST RESULTS FOR 2012-2013 TEEN GOLDEN NIB

HIGH SCHOOL - POETRY

1st - "Dreamer" by Amanda K. Johnson

2nd - "Flying" by Brittany E. Crow

3rd - "Winter 2013" by Jacob Hopkins

MIDDLE SCHOOL - POETRY

1st - "My Grandfather's Teddy Bear" by Lauren A. Murtha

2nd - "Sketchbook Past" by Robin J. Schwartzkopf

3rd - "In My Dreams" by Julia S. Gibson

Honorable Mention - "Where Poetry Hides" by Robert E. Beran

 

HIGH SCHOOL - NONFICTION

1st - "Art" by Mikayla Thompson

2nd - "Dealing with Dyslexia" by Maddie Smith

3rd - "A Cappella" by Amanda Johnson

MIDDLE SCHOOL - NONFICTION

1st - "Grandma's Shed" by Lora You

2nd - "My Memory" by Malavi Ravindran

3rd - "Animal Abuse/Neglect" by Lauren A. Murtha

 

HIGH SCHOOL - FICTION

1st - "Record" by Saleha M. Malik

2nd - "The Morning After" by Ben L. Hare

3rd - "My Body" by Alaina K. Johansson

MIDDLE SCHOOL - FICTION

1st - "Hideout" by Robin J. Schwartzkopf

2nd - "Rekiv and the Maiden" by Kayleigh J. McCoy

3rd - "The Year Everything Changed" by Charlotte R. Zerbst

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Robin J. Schwartzkopf

Student of Patricia M. Walker, Moody Middle School

Henrico County Public Schools

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

(updated June 10, 2013

 

TEENS WRITERS INVITED TO ATTEND!

 

 

Creative Writing Day Camp for Grades 3-12

Join WriterHouse in Charlottesville, VA for two one-week sessions, July 15-19 and July 22-26. Scholarships available for low-income families. Visit Charlottesvillewritingcamp.org.

 

The Washington Post - KidsPost Poetry Contest

Deadline March 18, 2013

(For Ages 5 - 14)

 

Peace Essay Contest - Deadline April 22, 2013

Sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education Center

The theme for this year's contest is "Learning to Live in Peace." What roles do our families or those who raise us play in teaching us about peace? The contest is open to any elementary, middle, or high school student in Virginia. It offers a top prize of $100 in each of four grade divisions.Seven additional cash prizes are also will also be awarded. The deadline for entries is April 22, 2013. Entry forms, along with contest rules and complete description of the writing prompt are available at Richmond Peace Education Center's website or by emailing rpec@rpec.org.

 

RICHMOND YOUNG WRITERS

Spring 2013 After-School Intensives

Summer 2013 Writing Workshops

Registration required. Events held at Chop Suey Books in Carytown.

 

 

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL SHORT STORY Contest Deadline

The Gaithersburg Book Festival SHORT STORY CONTEST  is open to HIGH SCHOOL students in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. AWARD: $100 first prize. Stories must be 1,000 words or fewer. Full rules and regulations -- including the three opening lines from which students can pick -- are at this website: http://gaithersburgbookfestival.org/gbf-programs/short-story-contest

 

 

 

2012 VWC College Scholarship Winner

 

 

TRACY AKERS

Colonial Heights, VA

(Attended Colonial Heights High School, now attending the University of Richmond)

Scholarship Application Essay Topic:  “Looking at the current trends, how do you foresee the

future as it relates to written works, and how will this affect you as a writer?”

 

"THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT"

TRACY AKERS - 2012 VWC Scholarship Essay.pdf

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Winners of the 2012 Teen Golden Nib Contest

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Jacob Hopkins, Courtland High School (Teacher: Stephenie Fellinger)

HIGH SCHOOL - POETRY

1st Place:  "Maybe Someday" by Jacob Hopkins, Courtland High School

2nd Place:  "Beneath the Blanket" by Eesha Choudhari, Grafton High School

3rd Place:  'Running from Fate" by Sajada Taylor, Armstrong High School

HIGH SCHOOL - FICTION

1st Place:  "Stan Gold Bowls a Near-Perfect Game" by Jacob Hopkins, Courtland H.S.

2nd Place:  "The Waterfall" by Katherine Weber, Glen Allen High School

3rd Place:  "Wallpaper World" by Raven Marie Morris, Homeworks Academy

HIGH SCHOOL - NONFICTION

(No contest. Not enough entrires)

MIDDLE SCHOOL - POETRY

1st Place:  "Dandelions: Past & Present" by Jikai Zheng, Moody Middle School

2nd Place:  "Lemon-sour Summer" by Kaleigh McCoy, Charlottesville Waldorf School

3rd Place: "The Gift of Life" by Christina Sabochick, Grafton Middle School

MIDDLE SCHOOL - FICTION

1st Place:  "A Blind Eye" by Lanie Bittner, Bittner Homeschool

2nd Place:  "The Soft Side of a Criminal" by Robin Schwartzkopf, Moody Middle School

3rd Place:  "The Other Side" by Chandler Howard, Grafton Middle School

MIDDLE SCHOOL - NONFICTION

1st Place:  "The Perfect Playground" by Robin Schwartzkopf, Moody Middle School

2nd Place:  "Dear Allie" by Christina Sabochick, Grafton Middle School

3rd Place:  "Elwood" by Katherine Hearns, Moody Middle School 

 

 

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