Winners Announced in the 2020 WSKG Writers Contests


Thank you to the many students that shared their stories & illustrations with WSKG this year!  Our Judging Committee reviewed the entries and have selected the following winning stories.

All children who entered the contests will receive their original story back through the mail.


1st Place | Thalia Brennan | You Can’t Do That Snake!
2nd Place | Grace Donahue | How to Love Someone
3rd Place | Lucy Ketchum | The Fairies and the Humans
Honorable Mention | Uri Einav | Our New Family Member

First Grade
1st Place | Ella Gasior | Skateboard Piggy and the Dinosaur
2nd Place | Clare Vogel-Weil | The Appearance
3rd Place | Israel Brown | The Boogajin
Honorable Mention | Philip Foster | Indian Lake

Second Grade
1st Place | Coraline Ashton | My Brother Sam
2nd Place | Micah Yarkoni | Futbol Fever
3rd Place | Tyler Crisell | Spy Kid and Captain Canine

Third Grade
1st Place | Amelia Parks | Be Quest
2nd Place | Sloane Weinstein | Harriet Tubman’s Journey to Freedom
3rd Place | Samuel Kappauf | 20 Dangerous Doors
Hon. Mention | Cecilia He | Freely Run Away

WSKG_YWCFourth Grade
1st Place | Aviva Kaminsky | Milly’s Mystery
2nd Place | Lucia Caraher | The Last Piece
3rd Place | Ava McKeon | Making a New Friend
Honorable Mention | Nadia Friend | The Dream Tree

Fifth Grade
1st Place | Heyan Chung | The First Battle of Bull Run
2nd Place | William Kappauf | The Asylum
3rd Place | Evelyn Szeliga | The Cure for Corona
Honorable Mention | Nehemiah Jahn | Beautiful Blessings of Binghamton

Sixth Grade
1st Place | Inaaya Sethi | Serendipity 
2nd Place | Emma Bakos | “I Am From” Poem
3rd Place | Avital Sagan | Fantasy

Special thanks to the School Librarians of the Southern Tier – EAST, Broome Tioga BOCES, Four County Library System, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, MaryAnn Karre, Lonna Pierce, Sarah Reid, Alicia Sherman, Sara-Jo Sites, Sandy Stiles.