2021 Creative Writing Contest Award Winning Writers
Let’s celebrate young authors who try their creative writing skills! Our Arapahoe Community College judges had the tough task of critiquing 254 submissions and selecting the award winners*. This is a contest, so not everybody can win. However, we know all writers submitted their very best work and that judging another person’s creativity can be subjective. The 2021 contest grew from 122 submissions in 2020. This amount of enthusiasm is due to teachers and parents who inspire and encourage young people. We look forward to even more creativeness next year! Keep those pens and pencils flowing and those fingers tapping!
1. Marissa Sirois, All the Worms Are Dead
2. Michaela Sirois, The Story of War
There were 28 different schools, plus homeschools, represented. The schools with the most submissions are as follows:
1. Littleton Academy - 34. 2. Powell Middle School - 25. 3. Littleton Preparatory Charter School - 19. 4. Heritage High School - 18. 5. Hopkins Elementary School - 17. 6. Wilder Elementary School - 15. 7. Sandberg Elementary School - 13. 8. Mackintosh Academy - 11. 9. Littleton High School - 10. 10. Arapahoe High School, Lois Lenski Elementary School, homeschools - 9
Teachers with the most submissions:
Award winning writers were given gift cards to their choice of the following Littleton businesses: Tattered Cover, General Store 45, Dirt Coffee, and South Suburban Parks and Recreation.
*Award places and Honorable Mention: The award places allowed are based on the number of submissions in a grade and category. Under 10 submissions - 1st, 2nd places; over 10 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd; over 20 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Honorable Mentions were award by judges who felt writers earned their respect.