I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 “Imagination Begins with You…” eighth annual high school writing contest. I am also excited to announce that all of the finalists and all previous winning stories are included in a short story collection “One Spark” (listed under Claspell on Amazon in paperback and as an eBook). All profits from the sale of this book will go for scholarships.
First Place: The Midnight Sun by Emilee
Second Place: The Piano by Julia
Join me in congratulating this year’s winners. Also, pick up a copy of “One Spark” to read all of the finalists’ stories and support this contest in the future.
Turns out that Jim Conrad may not be as fictional as the CIA thinks. When a local Chicago accountant is asked to stand in as the fictional eccentric billionaire character with the undercover CIA operative Jenny, he quickly discovers he is being asked to do more than originally thought. Jim and Jenny discover a trail of deceit and corruption that makes Jim question who he can trust among his new employer, friends and acquaintances.
The eBook and paperback are available on Amazon.
This year’s “Imagination Begins with You…” high school writing contest has over 350 entries so far from 40 states. Is your state one of them? The still time to enter for the seventh annual “Imagination Begins with You…” high school writing contest.
Welcome to the seventh annual “Imagination Begins with You…” high school writing contest.
Contest Description: Short story, less than 1,000 words.
Prizes: First place winner receives $300. Second place winner receives $100.
Deadline: Emailed or post marked by March 15, 2017
Submission: Use the online contest entry form (preferred). You may also enter using eMail to firstname.lastname@example.org (no attachments please, include story in the text of the email) or mail to Brian Claspell – 42 Alexander Manor Way – Simpsonville, SC 26980. Include: Name, email address, high school and year in school, word count, and title of story.
Winners announced in May.
Criteria: Short stories will be judged on: (a) Creativity/Imagination 50%, (b) Plot 25%, (c) Grammar 25%.
Any genre (fiction/non-fiction) is acceptable.
For complete rules or to enter visit the “Imagination Begins with You…” contest page.