Updated: Mar 7, 2021
Thanks to our teen interns over the past three semesters from the Northland Caps program. We rebooted our teen contest and advertised on social media for young writers and creatives. We met through the stay-at-home order online and by phone after our studio meetings were cut short. Lauren M. put out a call for these writers and artists last year. Jordan Carr is our new digital artist and author who dabbles in music production. She is a junior in high school with the Northland Caps Internship Program in the digital media and design strand. She has a popular digital artist Instagram following @blueerror03 where she creates OC’s (original characters). Her favorite book is #MurderTrending, a mystery by Gretchen McNeil. Jordan enjoys writing mysteries and fantasies in her spare time.
Each issue will have original art, poetry, and fiction by Teens and Young Adult Emerging Writers. Starting this Spring we will have six issues rolling out, each one, beautiful and inspiring. Watch this space. Artwork above by artist Dilbert Anderson, Oklahoma City, USA.
Here are the winners of the teen writing, art, and poetry contest:
"What I would have wanted" by Megan McLaughlin, Trinity Prep School in Winter Park, Florida
"Eileen Renneman is not dead" by Mary Voet, Northern Michigan University pursuing a degree in English Writing
"Sugar Eats Calcium" by Avalon Felice Lee, Notre Dame San Jose High School.
"Lost" by Shayla Dutta, a 9th grader in California.
"Lake Natrone" by Maggie Grabill, West Michigan
"Love Never Dies" by Elisa Dash, Edison, NJ
"Home" by Trinity Umana Olathe North High School in Kansas.
"Forgetting" a poem by Reagan Ricker
"Back and Forth" a poem by Kari Trai, Menlo Park, California Menlo Atherton High School
"The Gold Disk" by Amrita Bhasin, UC Berkeley
"The Pestering Shadow" by Ariella Tamariz-Ella, Palmer Trinity School in Miami Florida
"Melon Mischief" by M.M. Odom, Grove School in Madison, CT.
"White Flag," by Heather Schulte, Colorado
"The Fight" a poem by Luke Avigliano, New Jersey.
"Stand strong" by Avery Multer, Lycée Français de Chicago, pursuing a bilingual French/English IB Diploma.
"Nature" by Hyewon Cho, attending Korean International School in Seoul, South Korea.
"Surrounded" by Sarah Yun, Seoul International School in South Korea.
"Borders" by Choong Yoon Lee, a sophomore attending Westminster High School in Simsbury, Connecticut.
**"Portal Portrait" by Michelle Kim, attending Seoul International School in South Korea is our first place, art winner.
"Flower Dance" by Ryan Seo, a high school student attending Seoul Foreign School in South Korea.
"Encroaching" by Isabella Kim, Isabella Kim is a high school student attending Seoul International School in South Korea.
"Dragging My Feet," Ellie Ko, a Sophomore attending Hong Kong International School.
"The story of Noles" by Anthony Afairo NZE from Avon, Indiana
"Write Over it" art by Lauren McAfee