WRITING CONTEST

ESSAY CONTEST THEME: “What would you miss most if modern-day civilization collapsed?”

In Station Eleven and City of Ember (our middle reader selection), a small group of survivors is coping with a world that’s very different from the one we know today. This year’s challenge was to write an essay about what you would miss most in a similar situation.

Congratulations to our winners! Click on the title to read the essay.

Adult Category:

First prize: Carol Banach – Lacking Human Interaction

Second prize: Christina Piel – Security Blanket

High School Category:

First prize: Madison Sveum – Disconnect

Middle School Category:

First prize: Annabelle Wilson – What I Would Miss…

Elementary Category (Grades 3-5): 

First prize: Liliana Torres – The City of Ember

Second prize: Jack Sill – What It Would Be Like

Honorable Mention: Reda Fensin, Winter Hamilton, Cate Carney, Evelyn Etter and Oliver Deutsch

VISUAL ARTS CONTEST

This year’s entries were inspired by Station Eleven or City of Ember, and one or more of these themes:

a catastrophe • a safe place • resilience • teamwork •
survival is insufficient • a legacy • illumination • hope • rebirth

Congratulations to these winners!

Adult Category: 

First place: Laurie Hushek – “In the Distance”
Second place: Jill Mickey – “A Danish Legacy”

Elementary Category (Grades 3-5):

First place: Elyse Ost – “City Alight”
Second place: Jason Dineen – “Hope”