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Ink About It Writing Competition

Congratulations to our Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Ink About It short story writing competition! With 249 entries received, this year turned out the highest level of participation of bright and creative young writers that we have ever seen - keep up the great work! Our judges had a hard, but thoroughly enjoyable task to perform in reading through every one and we're delighted to share the winning entries with you below.

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Winners and runners up of the 2019 Ink About It Writing Competition. Front row left to right: Lia, Emily, Zimeng, and Harry.
Back row left to right: Davina Bell (guest author), Sophia, Michael, Kara, Liana, and Shelley (Kingston Libraries). Absent: Nathan.

5–8 Years Age Group

Winner: Sophia B., age 8

"The Monster Under My Bed"
Read the winning entry (83KB).

Second place: Emily B., age 6

"Charlie and Me"
Read the second place entry (85KB).

Third place: Lia B., age 7

"The New Chicken Queen"
Read the third place entry (81KB).

9–12 Years Age Group

Winner: Kara S., age 11

"Stray"
Read the winning entry (105KB).

Second place: Harry M., age 12

"Laika"
Read the second place entry (85KB).

Third place: Zimeng L., age 9

"The Magic Box"
Read the third place entry (77KB).

13–16 Years Age Group

Winner: Liana K., age 14

"Sing a Song in Silence"
Read the winning entry (87KB).

Second place: Michael A., age 13

"Racism"
Read the second place entry (84KB).

Third place: Nathan S., age 13

"The Armageddon"
Read the third place entry (86KB).