2017 winners web

First-prize winners of the Young Writers Competition 2017:

High School Fiction, Owen Knight (“Cuban/Smoked”), Forest Charter
High School Poetry, Anjali Figueria (“Fluffiness”), Forest Charter
Middle School Fiction, Natalie Trogdon (“Kelly Fredericks”), Home School
Middle School Nonfiction, Rachel Trogdon (“Searching for home”), Home School
Middle School Poetry, Mary Rose Athas “Valentine”), Home School.



This season, Sierra Writers is sponsoring the Competition for both Middle School and High School students. These competitions are open to students in Nevada County with exceptions for those from adjacent counties provided an adult member of Sierra Writers forwards details regarding such a student to sierrawriters@gmail.com. The details of each program are linked here – High School Competition and Middle School Competition.

Both competitions have three categories, Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry, and have three prizes in each category. Students may enter in all three categories but may only submit one entry per category. Submissions will be due March 1, 2017; the winners will be announced no later than May 1. PRIZES will be awarded in each category, and winners will be invited to read their winning submissions at the May 10th meeting.

Winning submissions will also be published in our Newsletter over the following year and by submitting, you are giving Sierra Writers the right to do this without any restriction on your right to publish your work anywhere else.

All interested are invited to fill in the Contact Form below and to attend a Workshop for Tween and Teen Writers at the Sierra Writers Conference on January 21.

kim-culbertonFree writing workshop with author Kim Culbertson during the Sierra Writer’s Conference on January 21st at Sierra College in Grass Valley.
Bring pen and paper or your laptop and join Kim for some writing prompts and writing tips.
She’ll even help you develop a short entry to submit for the Sierra Writer’s Young Writers Competition. Join Kim from 2.15 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the room N8-112.
Hope to see you there!

If interested, please fill in the contact form and specify in the Comment section whether High School or Middle School and the categories in which you will submit your writing. Your submission(s) by March 1, 2017 to sierrawriters@gmail.com will complete your application to this competition!