Collins Writing Contest Winners
2017 marks the 29th year of the Collins Writing Contest, organized by GPPL to support and encourage local literary talent.
Monsters, the theme for 2017, engaged the creativity and imagination of over 200 writers. It was a tough job for the judges to narrow the entries down to a list of winners.
Winners & Honorable Mentions:
First: The Monster in My Toy Box by Naila Linus
Second: The Monster Attackby Vincent Jantz
Third: The Adventures of Fluffy and the Snow Monster by Erin Baker
First: The Man on My Heels by Trista Mannix
Second: Not You’re Typical Monster by Samantha Cooney
Third: Monster Under My Bed by Iva Henheffer
Honourable Mention: That Monster Under My Bed by Hannah E. Wiens
Honourable Mention: The Notebook by Koen J. Maurer
First: His Name Was Tyson by Megan Pettyjohn
Second: Inevitable Fate by Emily Beaulieu
Third: The Darkness We Carry by Emma Victoria Reyes
Honourable Mention: Least of the Evils by Renan Mendoza
Honourable Mention: Justification of the Means by Noah Ruxton
First: The Calico by Kara Nelson
Second: Exo by Celeste Hayden
Third: Skin Deep by Heide Adham
Honourable Mention: Symbol of Pain, Monster Within by Josie Leighann Kjemhus
First: Mishipeshu by Marissa Trarback
Second: The Crystal Wars by Judy J. Dettling
Third: The Blank Slate by Jordy Wiens
Honourable Mention: Terror and Triumph by Corinne Cowan
Honourable Mention: Jay by Sherrie Bouchard
The first, second, and third place winners in each category will receive a cash prize. Each winner, including any honourable mentions, will receive a copy of the anthology of the winning stories.
You are invited to the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 10 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Rotary Community Room.