The Orinda Juniors are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Youth Ink writing contest.  The winners will be honored at an award ceremony at the Orinda Library auditorium on April 19, 2018, featuring guest speaker Elizabeth Perlman– the founder and Executive Director of The Intuitive Writing Project, a writing-based empowerment program for teenage girls.

First Prize, $250:
Malayna Chang, OIS, Run My Life

Second Prize, $125:
Kate Laudy, Athenian School, Eleven

Third Prizes, $75:
Jarret Zundel, OIS, Waterfall

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order) received gift certificates from Orinda Books:

  • Eloise Anagnost, The Silent Angels
  • Mia Balonick, My World Disturbed
  • Nick Blair,Goodbye
  • Devon Bradley, Yusra Mardini’s Choice
  • Kaylin Chang, The World of a Rock
  • Lukas Hendriks, My Sugar Bowl World
  • Olivia Huynh, Clementine Grace
  • Kiara Kofoed, The Man with the Black Cape
  • Astrid Olsson, Sunday Morning
  • Jade Peng, A New Land of Oz

The Orinda Juniors would like to give special thanks to

Our Judges:

John Inouye
Cynthia Leslie-Bole
Scott Ostler
Elizabeth Perlman
Chrissa Ventrelle

And Our Sponsors:

Orinda Community Foundation
Friends of the Orinda Library
Lamorinda Arts Council


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