Thursday, February 18, 2010

The judges have spoken!

The winners of the Teenz Ink short story contest were announced!

The competition challenged Hillsborough County teens in grades 6-12 to write an original short story of 500-1000 words.  A panel of judges read each submission before they deliberated and selected the top stories for this year.  The winners each received a $100 gift card; and the runners-up received a $50 gift card.

First Place - High School
"The Enfoscol" by Nolan Powell

Second Place - High School
"For the Trouble of it All" by Grant Peeler

First Place - Middle School
"It Was Because of the Book" by Sara Hetherington

Second Place - Middle School
"Crash Landing" by Nicholas Searle

And you can read these winning stories here!

Special thanks to the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library for sponsoring this countywide competition!