Announcing the WINNERS of The 2023 Fiction Fantastic Contest

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It is our great pleasure to announce the winning stories of the 2023 Fiction Fantastic contest!

We had over 140 stories submitted this year and our judges had quite a task to select the most well-written stories. We are delighted to say that these stories dazzled our judges for their creativity, plot, and characterization. Amazing job everyone!

K-2 Spotlight

These stories were hand selected spotlight stories by young writers in grades K-2.

Alphabetical by Story Title
The Adventures of Pets – Hazel Rallen, Eugene Waldorf School
Silver – Nova Johnardt, Ridgeline Montessori
The Story of Running Deer and Her Tribe – Liora Tabak, Ridgeline Montessori

Winning Contest Stories

These stories went through 3 rounds of judging and were deemed the top stories in their categories. Stories are listed alphabetically by story title and not indicative of placement.

Elementary School

The Elevator – Leo Kuhl, Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School
Finding Family – Sofia Ameen, Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Goblins Around the World – Saharsh Chireddy & Owen Rudzek, Gilham Elementary School
The Magic Redwood – Greta Rice & Xixin Pan, Ridgeline Montessori
Project Infinite – Adrienne White, Gilham Elementary School

Middle School

The Battle For Duruntar – Kai Suzumura, Ridgeline Montessori
The Criminal Poet – Grace Phillips, Roosevelt Middle School
Lylan’s Secret – Jude McElfresh, Ridgeline Montessori
Once There Was a Boy – Ivy Marsden, Monroe Middle School
The Wellerman’s Gift – Keiko Weible, Spencer Butte Middle School

High School

The Bad Luck Cat – Elizabeth Johnston, South Eugene High School
June 2020 Deep Waters – Brianna Bird, Marist High School
Test Day – Emily Krauss, Pleasant Hill High School
Why We Stay – Stella Hergenreter, Sheldon High School

Congratulations to each of these amazing young writers! Placement will be announced at our awards ceremony on June 9, 2023 at the Eugene Public Library. Keep an eye out for more information on that upcoming event!

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