The Berkshire Athenaeum’s Children’s Library has announced the winners of its annual Short Story Writing Contest.
An awards ceremony and reception will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, in the auditorium with special guest speaker and local author Ty Allan Jackson and Mayor Dan Bianchi awarding the winners. Winners, family members, and all participating Short Story authors are welcome.
This year marks the 35th year for the Children’s Short Story Contest and 16th year for the Young Adult Short Story Contest. Stories were judged on their originality, appeal and writing style.
Winning entries, honorable mentions and works of merit will be bound and added to the collection of the Berkshire Athenaeum for community members to read.
The winners in each category follow:
n Ages 5-6: First place, Sandhya Ganesh; second, Simma Krantz.
n Ages 7-8: First, Ian Corbett; second, Holden Loverin; honorable mention, Sydney Lalime.
n Ages 9-10: First, Hunter Street; second, Evan Petruzella; honorable mention, Clarise Seguin.
n Ages 11-14: First, Lydia Loverin; second, Jenna Crosier; honorable mention, Katherine Wilson.
n Ages 15-18: First, Charity Stroud; second, Olivia D’Agostino; honorable mention: Casey Petruzella.
First place winners will receive $35, second place winners will receive $25 and honorable mention winners will receive $20. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.