Winners 2020s

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2020 - After Dark

Grades 1 - 3

First: The Scratching by Beth Jaeger

Second: The Howling Club by Brooke Baker

Third: Cowtastrophy by Alexandre Breuls de Tiecken

Grades 4 - 6

First: The Corner Store by Cassidy Landon

Second: Orphan Hoarder by Ella Lesmeister

Third: Saved by the Sasquatch by Erin Baker

Honourable Mention: Little Raccoon by Mason Drysdale

Grades 7 - 9

First: Fire Over Water by Fahtima Bushie

Second: Midnight Escape by Abbygaëlle Breuls de Tiecken

Third: The Blood Man by Eam Fox

Honourable Mention: Pieces of Time by Nikayla Warner

Grades 10 - 12

First: Face to Face by Rachel Walker

Second: Unfamiliar After Dark by Tyra Meek

Third: Covered by Stained Ink by Kathleen Jaeger


First: What Comes After Dark? By Glenda Bailey

Second: When Nightmares Come by Mikayla Jacques

Third: A Night to Remember by Brandie Nellis

A silhouette of an enormous robot stands against an orange sky, surrounded by the words "THE BOTS 2021 Collins Writing Contest"

2021 - The Bots

Grades 1 - 3

First: Cleansy the Cleaning Robot by Aiden Rochon

Second: The Magical Robot Adventure by Hannah Schroeder

Third: The Rumble McJumble by Brooke Baker

Honourable Mention: The Attack of the Evil Robot Bananas by Jaydan Everett

Grades 4 - 6

First: Dreams by Denver Carruthers

Second: Dark Deceptions by Priya Pilat

Third: Blitz by Xander Rauch

Honourable Mention: Linked by Eli Lefever

Honourable Mention: Silence by Dylan Tyndall

Grades 7 - 9

First: Marionette by Hannah Wiens

Second: The Leg that Changed the Future by Kayla Burns

Third: Allaband Island by Faith Sweeney

Grades 10 - 12

First: Humanity by Anna Morris

Second: CAPTCHA by Tyson Black

Third: The Bots by Olivia Waldner 


First:  Quality Time by Tara Wiebe

Second: Electric Dreams by Judy J. Dettling

Third: Drone Wars™ by Teresa Wouters

Honourable Mention: Anomaly of a System by Mikayla Jacques

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2022 - Beyond

Grades 1 - 3

First: The Boy and the Dragon by Alexander Wong

Second: Robot Land by Hadassah Thiessen

Third: Eoin's Adventures in the Beyond by Corbin Jones-Wilmot

Honourable Mention: The Boy and the Magic Bookworm by Wilson Cardwell

Honourable Mention: The Adventures of Zane by Sawyer Boychuk

Grades 4 - 6

First: Her Scars by Lily Healing

Second: A Distant Reality by Xander Rauch

Third: Border Wall by Kayla Mazurkewich

Honourable Mention: Beyond the Depths of the Earth by Darius Hawkes

Honourable Mention: All Because of War by Logan Driedger

Grades 7 - 9

First: The Hidden Winds by Sandi Buckley

Second: Beyond the Cave by Milana Zep

Third: In the Outside by Cassidy Landon

Grades 10 - 12

First: Sandstorm by Max Schenck

Second: Heightened Mind by Luhita Sharma

Third: The Pull of the Beyond by Iva Henheffer

Honourable Mention: Beyond the Canvas by Katheryn Larson


First:  Voyage to the Corallax System by Richard William Larson

Second: The Choice by Glenda Bailey

Third: Company by Kara Friesen

Honourable Mention: The Mysterious Egg by Chelsea Shortall

2023 - Scared Silly

Grades 1 - 3

First: Back in Time by Alexander Wong

Second: The Rise of The Green Moon by Corbin Jones-Wilmot

Third: Space Adventures by Kai Thiessen

Grades 4 - 6

First: The Haunted Robot Dinosaurs by Easton Cowan

Second: The Mysterious Cloak by Lucas Armstrong

Third: Who Are You? by Delaney Wiens

Honourable Mention: The Paranormal Puppy by Brady Gault

Honourable Mention: Stranded by Dahlia Adewunmi

Honourable Mention: Simon Fling by Esther Hube

Grades 7 - 9

First: Bleach by Addison Mah

Second: Amelia Thompson's Terrifying Journey by Carys Buhler

Third: Planes by Imogen Hudyma-Yungwirth

Grades 10 - 12

First: The Ballad of King Rabadath by Hannah Wiens

Second: Shrimply Having a Good Time by Erinn Kerr

Third: The Vanilla Man by Zachary Jickling

Honourable Mention: Draft Saved by Luhita Sharma


First:  The Odd Duck by Sherrie Bouchard

Second: The Price of Beauty by Hailey McCullough

Third: The Mistake by Ore Maxwell

Honourable Mention: Captive Play by Brandie Angela Lee