Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

After much deliberation and multiple rounds of judging, we are excited to announce the results of our 2017 Awesome Openers Writing Contest! There were so many wonderful entries and the decisions were difficult to make. Thank you to all of the talented writers who entered and congratulations to all! 


Young Adult 

1. FUMBLE by Sherry Howard
2. THE PARIS LETTER by Luan Pitsch
3. ALL THE MOUNTAINS WE CAN CLIMB by Evelyne Holingue

Middle Grade 

1. HOOFIN IT TO HOLLYWOOD by Kenda Henthorn
2. MIDGARD by Erin Ball 
3. LINK LAKOWSKI & THE DEAD HOUSE by Jennifer Hawes

Middle Grade Honorable Mentions

LONG DISTANCE CALL by Angela Calabrese
PAINTBALL ASYLUM by Sherry Howard

Nonfiction Picture Book 

1. THE GRIT OF THE FEET by Rupali Mulge
2. THE LITTLE MONK by Midge Smith
3. THE LITTLEST LONG RIDERS by Kenda Henthorn

Nonfiction Picture Book Honorable Mentions

ONE PHOTOGRAPH AT A TIME by Tootie Nienow
TEACHER IN THE WILLD by Sally Clark

Fiction Picture Book

1. SWINGING OVER THE GRAVY BOWL by Julia Richardson 
2. WHEN PIGS CAN FLY by Kenda Henthorn
3. COOTIE PIRATE by Erin Ball 

Fiction Picture Book Honorable Mentions
THE FRIENDSHIP BENCH by Nancy Churnin
DARLING DARLA DANE by Deborah Buschman


13 comments:

  1. Congratulations, all the winners. Kinda Henthorn, you rocked it in three categories! WOW!!!

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  2. Congratulations to all the winners!

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  3. So wonderful for all winners! Congrats!

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  4. Hurray for all the brave participants and the talented winners!!!!!! And thanks to the RYS team for all of their hard work!

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  5. Thank you SO MUCH everyone at RYS! The good news push me in the right direction as I am in deep work with my YA novel. I appreciate the opportunity, your time and consideration. And the prizes too :)

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  6. So grateful to RYS peeps, and so gratified to see names of friends with my own! Congratulations to everybody who entered--that's a win in itself!

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  7. Thank you to the moon and back for this opportunity, RYS! Can't wait to continue!

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  8. Thank you for all you do, RYS team. Congratulations to all the talented winners and honourable mentions.

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  9. Congratulations, everyone! Happy dancing for all of you! :)

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