Our “Young Voices Short Story Competition” winners were on hand at the Indianapolis WriteStuff Writers’ Conference on April 28th to receive their plaques. Over 100 entries were read by the WriteStuff Writers’ judges and faculty with the three winners announced after lunch at the conference.
Left to right: Tom Britt, Publisher of atFishers/atGeist, Tara Brugh, Alex Zoumbaris, and Mary O’Leary.
Tara Brugh, McCordsville (age 9), Alex Zoumbaris, Fishers (age 11) and Mary O’Leary, Fishers (age 10) took home top honors which included a signed book by Lemony Snicket himself (author of “A Series of Unfortunate Events“) Daniel Handler. After reading Tara Brugh’s winning entry, Tom Britt showed the winners a personal message from Daniel Handler.
Honorable Mentions were also announced. These individuals wrote great stories worthy of being a finalist by the WriteStuff judges.
Alexis Lee, Fishers (10))
Allison Schingel, Fishers (12)
Austin Fox, Fishers (9)
Brandi Brown, Fishers (11)
Hayley Guest, Fishers (11)
Heidi Kim, Fishers (8)
Jackson Sutherland, Fishers (10)
James Rosenow, Fishers (10)
Jimmy McGuigan, Indianapolis (9)
Jinny Kim, Fishers (11)
Jordan Cates, Fishers (9)
Julianne Garcia, Fortville (10)
Leicha Underwood, Fishers (10)
Mackenzie Day, Fishers (11)
Mackenzie Nelson, Fishers (12)
Mackenzie Swenson, Fishers (9)
Madi Crawford, Fishers (12)
Madison Oeff, Indianapolis (12)
Nelson Wong, Fishers (14)
Olivia Szalaiy, Indianapolis (9)
Sally Johnson, Fishers (8)
Shawna Rabe, Fishers (10)
Sophia Detwiler, Fishers (12)
If you would like to read the winning entries, visit WriteStuffWriters.com. Congratulations to everyone who participated! We want to encourage all of you, adults and children alike, to continue reading, writing, and other forms of self expression.