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2021 Contest Winners

Top half of image is colorful paint background with a solid pink band and Picture Book Contest, bottom half is paper texture with ink splatters and Poetry/Short Story Contest Winners

Thank you to all who submitted their picture book entries for the 2021 Easy Picture Book Writing Contest! This year's winners were:

 

Grades 4-5: Elizabeth Cross for Fred and Junior's Great Adventure!

Grades 6-8: Lily Rei Brown for The Bouquet of Bravery 

Adult: Robin Vance for Spangle Is a Sheep 


 

Thank you to all who submitted their picture book entries for the Annual Poetry and Short Story Writing Contest! This year's winners were:

 

Poetry

Grades 2-3:

Antonio Booth for All About Birds

Ateara Booth for Swinging in Space

Kyleigh Boyer for From the Sky to the Grass!

Grades 4-5:

Fatima McHugh for Stories

Fatima McHugh for Ideas and Memories

Teagan Tucker for Fall 

Grades 6-8: 

Hunter Liao for Imagine

Calista Vaughan for When I get to where I'm headed

Helen Stottlemyer for Our Library

Grades 9-12:

Anna Steig for Sun Girl, a Shakespearean Sonnet

Annabelle Smith for Healing

Joanna Whitmore for Can't Anybody Hear Me Cry?

Adult:

 Kathleen Hull for His Stone Wall

Nancy Ferguson for UNLESS

Jane Winfrey for MODERNIZING MOM

 

Short Story

Grades 2-3:

Sadie Kolbe for The Letter Lovers

Laaeba Faruqui for The Angry Snowman

Kyleigh Boyer for The Mystery of the Zoo 

Grades 4-5:

Fatima McHugh for In the City

Avery Ramkissoon for Red Umbrella

Swarit Upadhyay for The Boy, The King, and the Seed

Grades 6-8:

Emma Fentress for Son of the Sea

Hunter Liao for Package Thief

Helen Stottlemyer for Rebekah and the Magic Rabbit

Grades 9-12:

Anna Steig for Oasis

Ariona Heise for Don't cross the line

Annabelle Smith for This Is Where I Come From

Adult:

 Barbara Wagner for The Courage of Convictions

Toby Stickley for Mourning

Eva McHugh for Stree-tesh


 

Congratulations to all!