2022 Youth Ink Writing Contest

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(Sana Shukairy, Photographer)
Hana Shukairy read her winning piece, while former Youth Ink Chair, Erika Rosenberg, moderated the Youth Ink awards ceremony, April 2021 at the Orinda Community Park in the outdoor amphitheater. 

    Youth Ink announced its annual writing contest with the theme “Cup Half Full” as a prompt. Not wanting to limit the imagination of participants, the contest allows students to veer away from the prompt to write about anything, real or imagined. The contest opened Dec. 13, 2021 and closes March 6.
    Created to support the literary arts among young people in the Orinda Community, the contest is open to all students in grades 6 through 8 who live in or go to school in Orinda. Entries must be a story (fiction or non-fiction), poem or other creative writing forms presented in English at 750 words or less. Submissions will be evaluated on content, clarity, structure and originality.
    Youth Ink 2022 entry forms are available online at www.orindajuniors.org or in hard copy at local schools or the Orinda Library. Contest rules and submission information can be found on the entry form.
    First Place winner will be awarded $250, Second Place $125 and Third Place $75, and 10 honorable mentions will receive gift certificates. Winners will be notified by mail and receive prizes in May. Sponsors of the contest include the Orinda Junior Women’s Club, The Friends of the Orinda Library, The Intuitive Writing Project, Orinda OCF (Orinda Community Foundation) and Lamorinda Arts Council.

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