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I am still stunned by how much positivity came out of this contest.

74 brave kids sent in their stories, and we raised $781 dollars for our regional foodbank.  Way to go, KW kids! 

Coming to a decision about which stories would be finalists was incredibly difficult.  Our panel of 7 judges (comprised of local writers, teachers, and book lovers) commented many times that it was nearly impossible to rank them--each story had its own unique strengths.  So please understand that even if your story didn't end up as one of the top finalists, we had a very long list of other fantastic story entries that we loved as well. Everyone who entered should be so proud of themselves for writing their story.

Thank you for entering, and great work!


Copy of Short story Contest Results_for
Winning Stories, Age 11 & Under
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1st place: A Pinch of Kindness, by Zoe Abraham

A Pinch of Kindness_by Zoe AbrahamZoe Abraham
00:00 / 03:31

2nd place: Adventures at Ever After Acres by Juliana Holan 

Adventures at Ever After AcresJuliana Holan
00:00 / 05:41

3rd place: Cosmos Covid Conversation, by Nolan Pikula

Cosmos-Covid-ConversationNolan Pikula
00:00 / 01:46

4th place: The Mysterious Message, by Kaedan Breeze

5th place (tie) The Music Box, by Caitlyn Bisaillion

5th place (tie) TV Tales, by Oliver Lamont

Winning Stories, Age 12 - 16

1st place: Masquerade Ball, by Olivia Rocha

Masquerade BallOlivia Rocha
00:00 / 04:44

2nd place: The Void, by Colin Robinson

The VoidColin Robinson
00:00 / 04:24

3rd place: Panic Room, by Tristan Melsted

4th place: Escape, by Kaleigh Kirkup

5th place: The 'Unlucky' Cat, by Annalise Peters

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