Inklings Book Contest 2016 Results

This year we received 200 applications from young writers across 7 states from over 35 different cities. Thanks to our star judges we have 23 winners and 58 finalists.

1st-4th STORY WINNERS

  • Anabel Orozco –“Kai’s First Kiss/El Primer Beso De Kai” (Grade 1)
  • Dillon Mareth – “Mike’s Beaver Tail” (Grade 3)
  • Natalie Sharp – “The Skating Goat” (Grade 4)
  • Sahana Srinivasan – “The Mystery of the Disappearing Pets” (Grade 2)
  • Samantha Vargas –“Dusty” (Grade 2)
  • Sydney Goodwin – “Unspoken” (Grade 4)
  • Zoe Friedman – “My One-Inch Tall Life” (Grade 2)

5th-8th GRADE STORY WINNERS

  • Aidan Wen – “Earth and Sky” (Grade 8)
  • Benjamin Hayes – “Whalewatching Past Westerndon” (Grade 5)
  • Erin Gray – “Saving Billy” (Grade 6)
  • Judge Cantrell – “The Ghost of the Underworld” (Grade 6)
  • Manasi Garg – “The Girl with the Light-Up Shoes” (Grade 7)
  • Maya Lopez – “A Journey to a New Land” (Grade 7)
  • Samantha James – “Hocus Pocus” (Grade 8)
  • Xiomara Guevara – “Silver Lining” (Grade 6)

1ST-4TH GRADE POETRY WINNERS

  • Colin Chu – “Ten” (Grade 2)
  • Kendra Mills –“Leaves” (Grade 1)
  • Jasper Micheletti – “Beautiful Long Curly Hair” (Grade 2)
  • Juliana Baltz –“Whale Eating Contest” (Grade 3)

5th-8th GRADE POETRY WINNERS

  • Cianna Brown – “Races” (Grade 7) 
  • Karishma Miranda– “Broken Beyond Repair” (Grade 6)
  • Rafael Stankeiewicz – “Long Lost Love” (Grade 8)
  • Sophia Zalewski – “The Storm Inside Her” (Grade 8)

Congratulations, winners! Be sure to check your email. You’ll be meeting your mentor and start working on your revisions soon! 

FINALISTS GRADES 1-4

  • Abigail Hobson – “The Four Seasons” (Grade 1)
  • Aditi Biswas – “Holly, the Christmas Tree” (Grade 4)
  • Alexa Holland – “The Ocean of Reading” (Grade 2)
  • Amy Gilson – “Bud and Marmalade” (Grade 4)
  • Ananya Khandeparkar – “The Pencil and the Sharpener” (Grade 3)
  • Audrey Wong – “On the Slopes” (Grade 3)
  • Benjamin Bouie – “Back in Time” (Grade 3)
  • Berlin Lee – “Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer” (Grade 3)
  • Cassidy Mareth – “Bunnies” (Grade 1)
  • Claire Wong – “Ten Thousand Miles” (Grade 4)
  • Erica Choi – “Everything On It” (Grade 3)
  • Haley Arielle Fiske – “The Saint Gabriel Knights and the Dinosaurs’ Time Invasion” (Grade 2)
  • JaeEun Joo – “Russell’s’ Lesson” (Grade 4)
  • Julia Vajgel – “Family Thievery” (Grade 4)
  • Julie Shi – “The Tree of Happiness” (Grade 4)
  • Kailynn Guidry – “No More Roses” (Grade 4)
  • Karina Pate – “The Fish in the Middle” (Grade 3)
  • Lila Tierney – “Why” (Grade 2)
  • Lily Mather – “Nina Goes to School” (Grade 1)
  • Lily Shi – “Charlotte and the Storm” (Grade 2)
  • Molly Keller – “The Yellow Star” (Grade 3)
  • Naomi Abraham – “ Imagine It” (Grade 4)
  • Naomi Penner – “Troll Princess” (Grade 4)
  • Reece Sharp – “The Moon’s Little Friend” (Grade 4)
  • Rhea Jain – “The Haunted House” (Grade 4)
  • Rithik Atreya – “Snow Teacher” (Grade 2)
  • Sahana Rao – “The Mystery of the Walking Books” (Grade 2)
  • Sanika Datar – “My Beach Vacation” (Grade 3)
  • Sasha Roberts – “What if You Didn’t?” (Grade 4)
  • Sierra Jones – “Maya’s Adventure/La Adventura De Maya” (Grade 1)
  • Sophia Liu – “Anna Yo” (Grade 1)
  • Therese Viehoever – “Looking for Makayo” (Grade 3)
  • Timothy Leung – “Art Alive” (Grade 3)

FINALISTS GRADES 5-8

  • Aayush Goyal – “The Blackjack Orphan” (Grade 7)
  • Abby Wheeler – “I Think Everyone is More Than Meets The Eye” (Grade 8)
  • Ainsley Lin – “Warm and Cold” (Grade 5)
  • Amelia Patterson – “Finish What You Started” (Grade 7)
  • Amy Harris – “The Greatest Treasure of All” (Grade 7)
  • Anjuli Turner – “A Day in the Life of a Medieval Peasant” (Grade 7)
  • Anne Lee – “Captive” (Grade 5)
  • Aubrey Turner – “Not Won But Two” (Grade 8)
  • Britton Cheney – “Paint on a Canvas” (Grade 6)
  • Janice Lin – “Home” (Grade 5)
  • Jess Gilson – “One Minute of Your Thyme” (Grade 7
  • Katy Tchertkov – “Who Am I” (Grade 5)
  • Kylie Jackson – “How Fairy Got Her Wings” (Grade 5)
  • Lauren Halbrook – “Whispers from the Stars” (Grade 7)
  • Lauren Meier – “The Train to Nowhere” (Grade 5
  • Madeleine Weiss – “Supernatural” (Grade 5)
  • Margarita Byk – “Playing with Time” (Grade 5)
  • Paige Hutchinson – “Ball of Yarn” (Grade 6)
  • Rhheaa P. Mehta – “Shout for Sympathy” (Grade 6)
  • Stella Cardoso – “Fire and Ice” (Grade 6)
  • Sophia Bertoldo – “Hope” (Grade 7)
  • Sonia Kulasooriya – “Lost and Found” (Grade 7)
  • Tej Bade – “The Greening Spring” (Grade 6)
  • Thi Ngyuyen – “Gratitude” (Grade 5)
  • Willow Faust – “Legends of Erinlina” (Grade 8)

These were tough decisions. We were highly impressed with all of the talented writers who submitted their stories and poems, and can’t wait to tell each of you exactly what we loved about your work. Soon, all applicants will receive a special letter from our team about your submission. Be sure to watch your email inbox–we’ll be sending those letters throughout the month of May.

A HUGE thank you to our Inklings Book Sponsors! 

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