Young Author Competition
October 6, 2020
It is that time of year again. The Young Authors contest for the 2020-2021 school year is beginning. Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Tammy Macy, and I am the district coordinator for the contest. I am the Curriculum and Assessment Specialist at the Central Administration Building. I can be reached at 352-3400 ext. 1259, at home 389-2415 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime with questions that you may have. I would like to say that I am excited to be helping in this process and look forward to receiving the entries from your students. I am asking that you encourage all of your students to participate in this wonderful experience.
Let me begin by giving you some general information. The contest is open to all students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Fiction, nonfiction and poetry entries will be accepted. The deadline for entries to reach me is January 15, 2021. This will give the scorers time to score the entries and get them to the County committee. I have attached all the necessary forms you will need for your students’ entries. I have only given you one master copy so please make as many copies as you need. I have also attached the County guidelines for the contest. I would encourage you to read over them very carefully to ensure that your students meet all of the requirements. We will be sending one entry representing fiction, nonfiction and poetry from each grade level.
I want to touch base on some of the common mistakes so that no entries will be disqualified.
- Fiction/Nonfiction books may not exceed 4,000 words. If it is over 3,000 words a word count must accompany the entry.
- A book of poetry may either be an epic poem or a collection of five (exactly) poems, and must include a table of contents.
- A book of poems should not include the word poem in the title.
- An author’s name should not appear on the book.
- All books should be in book form and no larger than 9” x 12”.
- All books should have a front cover with a title, and a back cover, which is not part of the text.
- A Young Author entry form must be included with the entry. If you do not want to attach it to the work, you can use a library pocket card.
Judging at both the district and county level will be based upon the 6+1TM Trait writing model. At the District Level, certificates will be awarded to one First, Second and Third place books per grade, per category. At the County Level, certificates will be awarded to one First place and two honorable mentions books per grade, per category. At the State Level, certificates will be awarded to one First Place and two Honorable Mention books per grade, per category. The district celebration will be held virtually on February 17th at 6:00 p.m. The county celebration will be held on March 3rd at 6:30 p.m, more information to come. Please note that this is pending COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. More information will follow as the dates approach.
If you would like more information or you have questions you can contact me.
I look forward to reading your students’ entries.
Information & Forms
2020-2021 District Awards Celebration and Winners
SCSD #1 Young Authors Program
Students from schools in Sweetwater County School District #1 have entered their stories in the local Young Author program. Every year hundreds of entries are written by students showing the exceptional talent of students in the district.
Your student’s entry placed in the top three for their grade level and category.
Come join us in a celebration to find out where your student placed. The celebration will take place February 17, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in a live stream. You may access the live stream at https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/677d7375-a16c-4034-bf0c-ed543930dfa3. Each student will receive a different link to login in with.
We are excited to showcase the talent of these students and their hard work. We hope to see you there.
First Place Winners
|Aiden Leftwich||K||Desert View||Dr. Lite on a Wolf|
|Darien Crosby||1||Overland||My Super Crazy Ride|
|Boyd Hickerson||2||Desert View||The Day I Met a Giraffe|
|Vanessa Overy||3||Desert View||The Magical Dog Spot and His Magical Owner Vanessa|
|Brooklyn Jackson-Dunn||4||Stagecoach||The New Dog|
|Amilya Lemon||5||Eastside||A New Beginning|
|Cambri Pedersen||6||Eastside||Average Emma and The Fire-Breathing Dragon|
|Miriam Parker||7||RSJH||Fourth Forest Hidden Beneath the Surface|
|Bradoc Powell||8||RSJH||The Marble|
|Makaylee Hitt||9||RSHS||The Walk Out|
|Jacob Smith||12||Farson||The Man and the Gun|
|Caleb Heath||K||Overland||My Hamster|
|Karsen Stainbrook||1||Walnut||My Brother is Scared of the Dark|
|Aaliyah Brunz||2||Westridge||Papa is My Best Friend|
|Ashton Keelin||3||Sage||Quarantine Puppy|
|Kylee Faigl||4||Sage||My Amazing Trip to Texas|
|Caroline Lowell||5||Eastside||All About My Life|
|Emeree Brostoski||6||Eastside||When Germany Invaded Poland|
|Laura Gonzalez||7||RSJH||Making History|
|Bradoc Powell||8||RSJH||Climate Change|
|Cree Jones||11||Farson||The American Dream|
|Shelby Madsen||12||Farson||Desensitizing Technology|
|Karsen Stainbrook||1||Walnut||Family in the Outdoors|
|Aaliyah Brunz||2||Westridge||Aaliyah's Family and Pets|
|Bryn Powell||3||Sage||Amazing Animals|
|Brooklynn Nelson||4||Northpark||Poems From the Heart|
|Karter Duran||5||Farson||Humorous Snakes|
|Arya Jackson||6||Eastside||My Life in Words|
|Bradoc Powell||8||RSJH||The Ballads of Life|
|MyKenzy Davis||10||RSHS||false hope and irony|
|Kalesy Robinson||11||Farson||The Monster Under My Bed|
|Ighlee Thoren||12||Farson||The Beginning of the End|
Second Place Winners
|Karson Kalista||K||Desert View||Red Titan Saves the Day|
|Audrey Masie||1||Overland||A Plant and His Person|
|Kathryn Juoni||2||Desert View||Holidays with Glittery|
|Kayla Burklow||3||Desert View||Lost|
|Tristan Johnson||4||Walnut||The Special Grave|
|Keiren Crosby||6||Eastside||Dragon Queen|
|Lillie Cherry||7||RSJH||Lost and Afraid|
|Kalesy Robinson||11||Farson||Forever a Villian|
|Colby Jones||12||Farson||Girl on Fire|
|Kya Eikanger||1||Overland||Arctic Foxes|
|Kayla Zhong||2||Westridge||Windy Weather is the Best|
|Alivia Pedri||3||Northpark||My Rodeo Life|
|Rushtyn Robinson||4||Northpark||Golden Eagles|
|James Short||6||Eastside||Small Town Boy|
|Aden Scheer||11||Farson||An American|
|Kayla Burklow||3||Desert View||What Makes Me Happy|
|Hailey Hartley||4||Desert View||This Pandemic|
|Dylan Powell||5||Pilot Butte||The Wonderful Wind Rivers|
|Sophia Browder||6||Eastside||Stories of Ones I Used to Know|
|Emily Alphin||10||BBHS||Society's Lies|
|Kiejara Call||11||Farson||Parts of My Life|
Third Place Winners
|Brantley Thompson||1||Westridge||Christmas Trouble|
|Briley King||2||Westridge||Candy Cane Land and the Missing Ingredients|
|Max Lucas||3||Desert View||Zombie Apocalypse|
|Isabella Nelson||5||Eastside||The Dreammaker's Daughter|
|Rowan Keele||6||Eastside||Box World|
|Rylee Davis||7||RSJH||The House of Mr. and Mrs. Lee|
|Porter Hansen||12||Black Butte||Frozen Fogs|
|Rylynn Slagowski||1||Northpark||The Bear Story|
|Tripp Shipley||2||Stagecoach||The First Time I got a TV|
|Shanly Rundell||3||Desert View||Shanly Broke His Arm|
|Tate Moses||4||Northpark||Bald Eagles|
|Marisol Ruiz||5||Eastside||My Summer Story|
|Gissell Perez||6||Eastside||The Worst Day|
|Vanessa Overy||3||Desert View||Interesting Stuff|
|Cora Murcray||4||Desert View||A Forest of Words|
|Declan Hays||5||Eastside||Colorful Poems|
|Lexana Guerrero||6||Eastside||When Covid Wasn't Around|