Tabatha A. Yeatts



Through the Keyhole #1 by Harry W. Yeatts Jr.

wielding mighty pens,
a hundred bright young wordsmiths
explore the Keyhole

The entrants showed such creativity, effort, and follow-through in their work that the judges were not only delighted with the results, but proud of the participants as well. Congratulations on a job well done!

Winner in the 8-10 year-old category:
Alison S., The Tree Hole

Honorable Mentions in the 8-10 year-old category:
Farrah F., Mary's Secret
Caleb M., Through the Keyhole
Sydney R., The Catowiffs of Urondi
Tyler V., The Stalked Mystery
Kristiana Y., The Keyhole to Heaven

Winner in the 11-12 year-old category (3-way-tie!):
Christa F., Bava's True Home
Mallory P. and Becky L., Through the Keyhole
Kathryn W., Into the Wall

Honorable Mentions in the 11-12 year-old category:
Emma B., The Fairy Girl and the Ghost
Ben C., Keyhole Portal
Hannah S., My Name is Sandy
Scott W., The World in the Keyhole

Winners in the 13-14 year-old category (tie!):
Olivia B., The Keyhole of a Negro
Emmy J., The Other Side

Honorable Mentions in the 13-14 year-old category:
Elli B., Memory Becomes Me
Nina C., I Believe in Second Lives
Nathanael H., Through the Keyhole
Marquise P., Beauty in its true form
Christian S., Damaged Soul
Rachel Tefft, My Door
Chase W., The Castle
Sarah W., The Keyhole

Winner in the 15-16 year-old category:
Shane O., Who Are You?

Honorable Mentions in the 15-16 year-old category:
Felicia G., Why the World is a Bad Place for Girls in White Dresses
Shane O., Far Away
Robert S., Timeless Beauty

Winner in the 17-18 year-old category:
Jennifer B., Seeking the Lost

Honorable Mentions in the 17-18 year-old category:
Fatima M., The Executioner
Wen Wen Y., The Rant of Bones

Notable Entries:
Jedidah A., Locked Away Memoir
Marian A., The Eye
James B., Looking for my lost...
Phylis B., The Beauty Beyond
TaTanisha D., Rusty Key
Jose E., Birth
James M., A Dream of a Door
Lina V., A Hole in the Ground
Taylor W., Through the Keyhole #1

The entries were blind judged (meaning the names were off the entries) by a group of six judges.

Winning authors will receive certificates of achievement, signed 8x10 prints of Through the Keyhole #1, and handcrafted writing journals.

Honorable Mentions and Notable Entries will receive certificates of achievement.

A special THANK YOU to Harry W. Yeatts, Jr. for the use of his photo in this contest, the donation of the awards photos, and for being a judge. Profound thanks to the rest of the judges, too -- reading a hundred entries is no small task!

bravely turning keys,
opening doors to new worlds,
they find their voices.


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