Collins Writing Contest

A colourful village at the edge of the ocean

31st Annual Collins Writing Contest: Seaside


Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Collins Writing Contest, and thanks to everyone who entered!

Grades 1-3
1st All Steams Lead to the Sea Micah Hildebrant
2nd Sandy's Adventure Josephnia Jantz
3rd Sea to the Side Darius Hawkes
Grades 4-6
1st Rescue Jennifer Finnie
2nd Never Will I Forgive Him Jesse Hatch
3rd Surviving Sable Erin Baker
Honourable Mention Scorching, Hot Winter Eva Barreth
Honourable Mention Water Winners Dawson Reum
Grades 7-9
1st Kingdom of Plague Cheyenne Gawley
2nd Thinking, Sinking Trista Mannix
3rd Reflection Phoenix Colosimo
Honourable Mention Allies with the Enemy Keira Wakefield
Honourable Mention Ocean's Heart Anna Morris
Grades 10-12
1st Drowned to Life Caitrin Sweeney
2nd Swim Amongst the Stars Belle Vetsch
3rd Of Helios and the Sea Krystina Hulbert
1st Twenty-Seven Million Grains of Sand Judy J. Dettling
2nd Stolen Peace Candice Healing
3rd The Mermaid Shannon Peterson
Honourable Mention The Fair Lady Amy Ruth Wiebe
Honourable Mention The Lonely Island Brandie Nellis

Important Dates

Saturday, June 22, 2019

(postponed from original date due to delay in anthology printing)

Awards Ceremony at GPPL


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