Sara Stobbe received the first-place youth prize for her story in the fourth annual writers’ contest. Quesnel Wordspinners’ Ruth Scoullar presented the certificate. Contributed photo

Winning stories from Quesnel’s fourth annual writing contest

Read the winners’ stories here, following the theme of ‘crossroads’

The fourth annual Celebration of Writers was held April 19 at the Quesnel Library meeting room. The writing committee was very pleased with the number of entries and the people who came to the celebration. For the first time there were also entries from Wells and Cinema.

The theme this year was ‘crossroads.’

There were three youth entries and 12 adult entries. The judges were impressed with the diversity of the stories and enjoyed reading them. $75 was given as first prize, $50 for second and $25 for third. In the case of the adult second prize winners, there was a tie and the second prize was split for $25 each.

The youth winners were: First – Sara Stobbe; second – Duncan MacDonald; third – Kryan Gillman

The adult winners were: First – Lynda Strutt; second – Emma de Blois, Vicki Esplen; third – Ginnie Dunn Webb

A certificate of merit was also given to Andrew Thompson.

We wish to extend a very special thank you to everyone who participated in this event, and we look forward to the 2019 writing competition. If you are interested in entering, please check the Quesnel & District Community Arts Council’s website in February 2019 for the new topic.

This important event was sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Quesnel Wordspinners, Literacy Quesnel, the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council, Quesnel Cariboo Observer, B.C. Arts Council and the Province of B.C.

Read all the winning stories here.

Bernice Heinzelman is a member of the Quesnel & District Community Arts Council.

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