Recently, I had the fun task of helping choose the winners of The Authors Award for Excellence in Imaginative Fiction for students at Minuteman Regional Technical High School in Lexington, MA. Prior to convening, panel members read 16 entries by juniors.
Then we discussed each story as a group. We were impressed by the quality of the writing. The stories, in a variety of genres, were imaginative, entertaining, interesting, and often riveting. It wasn’t easy to select the 3 winners! We eventually chose two stories tied for first place and a second place story.
Congratulations to the winners, to all the writers, and to Minuteman Regional Technical High School, for fostering interest in creative writing through this terrific competition.