WritingAwards

The WAYNE COLLEGE Student Writing Awards seek to encourage and recognize excellence in creative writing among students at the College and in area high schools.

These writing awards are open to current college students and to high school students in Wayne, Holmes, and Medina counties and in parts of nearby counties traditionally served by Wayne College.

High school and college students may submit work in the Poetry category (up to 3 poems, limit of 50 lines per poem), in the Short Story category (one story, limit of 2,000 words), and/or in the Personal Essay category (one essay, limit of 2,000 words).

Judging for the WAYNE COLLEGE Student Writing Awards will be done by members of the Wayne College staff. Their decisions are final.

Student Writing Awards 2019-2020 ENTRY FORM (PDF)

Student Writing Awards writer

Important Dates

  • Dec. 13, 2019, 4:00 p.m. (Friday) - Deadline for submissions
  • March 2020 - Winners announced to schools and to the public
    Winners will be asked to submit their winning entries in electronic format at this time.
  • April 2020 - Writers Workshop at Wayne College
 
High School
College
Poetry
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00

Short Story
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00

Personal Essay
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00
 

See the 2019-2020 edition of the Student/Regional Writing Awards (PDF)

Student Writing Award Winners 2019-2020

H. S. Poetry School Place Name of Piece Teacher
Arianna Lang Garaway First Birth Monica Bartholomew
Hannah Krzwkowski Cloverleaf Second New Eyes of Love John Carmigiano
Emily Pacek Triway Third Needle Jillian Kitts
Justin Raber Garaway Honorable Mention Where I’m From Monica Bartholomew
Personal Essay School Place Name of Piece Teacher
Emma Zemancik Northwestern First For Now, We’ll Blame Aaron Kristen Hudson
Faith Griffiths Ashland Second Spiritual Playground Richard Wasowski
Emma Hostetler Dalton Third I Declare War Mrs. Augspurger
Nilima Patel Solon Honorable Mention Pineapple Tart MsMaslow&MsFitch
Short Story School Place Name of Piece Teacher
Ethan Stack Hillsdale First Palm Trees Ablaze Kristen Thiebaud
Gemma DeVincent Orrville Second Of Mice and Men Extended
Short Story for the Novel by John Steinbeck
Darla Landers
Kayla VanKirk Dalton Third Nothin’ But Dust and Ashes Mr. McFarren
Emily Pacek Triway Honorable Mention Dead Man Jillian Kitts