Voices of Alaskans: Winners of the 2013 UAA/ADN Creative Writing Contest

AnchorageMay 11, 2013 

Alaska Energy Authority, Susitna-Watana Dam

This section of the Susitna River will be behind the dam of the proposed Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project on the Susitna River north west of Talkeetna. The dam site is at mile 184 of the Susitna River. 120814

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A section of the Susitna River, north west of Talkeetna. (BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News)

Submissions in this year's statewide Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Anchorage Daily News, came from a wide range of Alaska towns, backgrounds and ages. Winners include Ed Craver, age 72, from Talkeetna; Maeva Ordaz, a 16-year-old student at West High School; and 7-year-old Blake Hanley, who attends Government Hill Elementary.

We invite you to read all of the winning entries posted here.

Seth Kantner's monthly "Around Alaska" column will run next Sunday.

First Place, Nonfiction, Grade 3-6
"Katrina" by Brooke Dexter

Grand Prize and First Place, Nonfiction, Open to the Public
"The Island" by Ed Craver

Editor's Choice and First Place, Poetry, Grade 10-12
"That Mountain Village" by Maeva Ordaz

First Place, Poetry, Grade K-2
"The Sky" by Blake Hanley

First Place, Fiction, Open to the Public
"Evan of the Rains" by Kristen Ritter

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