The 2019 TBAWP Youth Writers Conference yesterday was a huge and resounding success! Just look at some of our authors and attendees gushing on twitter!

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There were more, but you get the idea! The day was also a success for those of our young writers who participated in our “Write-On” Contests. These contests are conducted the day of the conference and only open to conference attendees. Youth get the contest prompt at registration and their entries are due by lunch.

For Poetry, writers were asked to write about the feeling of being nervous but they weren’t allowed to use the word “nervous.” As Dr. Pat Daniels pointed out – with a wink – when she was giving the awards, “It’s almost like they had to show instead of tell, huh?”

And the winners are…

Elementary Runner-Up: Sarah Henderson of I.C.E. Writers Corbett

Elementary Winner: Avery Maxwell of I.C.E. Writers South Tampa

Middle School Winner: Inaaya firoz of F.I.R.E. Writers and E.A.R.T.H.

For Fiction, writers were told to set their story in a doctor’s office and that their entry must include the word “fly” (though they could use any of fly’s many meanings or put it in any tense).

And the winners are…

Elementary Runner-Up: Jory Haulton of Trinity Oaks Elementary School

Elementary Winner: Katy Warren of I.C.E. Writers Corbett

Middle School Runner-Up: Ashley Zhang of I.C.E. Writers Corbett

Middle School Winner: Cameron Brown of I.C.E. Writers Corbett

Congrats to all who submitted!

Be following us here on word press or on twitter as we announce the winners of our Write-Ahead Contests in the next few days – as well as publish their winning entries!