Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westerville Public Library and ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion.

In partnership with The Arts Council of Westerville and Westerville Public Library, this contest is one of many events organized by the Arts Council to mark April as "Celebrate the Arts" month in Westerville. Entries were accepted through March 1, 2019.

2019 Finalists

Thank you to everyone who shared your writing as an entry in the 2019 Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest. The judges have selected the works by the following writers as this year's finalists. (Listed below in alphabetical order.)

  • Grades K-2: Samuel Brooks. Caitlyn Curtis, Aaliyah Johnson, Katherine Zofia Joseph
  • Grades 3-5: Kacee Bohan, Andrew Ernfridsson, Oliver Powell, Ali Washburn
  • Grades 6-8: Cori Bohan, Daria Lesmerises, Nicholas Hartshorn, Katherine Zonner
  • Grades 9-12: Ashley Cook, Jill Hustead, Ellie Newman, Mahad Yusuf
  • Adults: Hannah Haines, Brittany Hogenbirk, Diane Tompkins, Hillary Yocum

The award placements will be announced on Sunday, April 28.

Awards Reception & Published Works

  • 1st place finishers for each level will be published in the local community newspaper, the ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion (print version) in May. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention entries will be published online. Note: Entries are subject to being excerpted due to content length.
  • All contest entries are published in a professionally bound book available for purchase through Lulu.com. A copy of the book can be borrowed from the library. Reserve now.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Tamara M.

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