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