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2010 - Totem Head's Story Contest Results
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    Map 1:  Totem Head's Contest -- Participating states highlighted in green.





















15 February 2011:    Congratulations to Emily and Ethan, our 2010 contest winners!



Winner: Go Fish.  By: Emily.
Winner: The End of the Line. By: Ethan Spry, 9 years old, Phoenix, Arizona.





We're pleased to announce that "Go Fish" by Emily and "The End of the Line" by Ethan Spry have been crowned winners of Totem Head's 2010 Contest.

Congratulations to our contest finalists, who earned an honorable mention in Totem Head's 2010 Story Contest!  It was a close one this year, with only a few "points" separating our finalists from our winners.

Well done, young writers!  Your stories were brilliantly written, and we're impressed with the hard work, imagination and courage you've shown to earn publication on The Adventure Write Kid's Site.  Here are the official results:

WINNERS

Ages 12-18

"Go Fish"  Written by: Emily.

Ages 11-and-under

"The End of the Line"  Written by: Ethan Spry, 9 years old, Phoenix AZ.

HONORABLE MENTION  (Alphabetized by state of origin)

1st RUNNER UP:  "Sucker of Souls"  Written by: Jared.

"SOS on the Toilet"  Written by: Austin Guo.

"The Life of a Monster"  Written by: Emma Tavangari, 9 years old, Encino CA.

"The Invisibles"  Written by: Jack, 10 years old, Blue Springs MO.

"Library Daze"  Written by: Geneva.

"Still Leaning"  Written by: Isaiah.

"Mythical Creatures"  Written by: Mackenzie, 10 years old, Bellevue NE.

"Space Discovery"  Written by: Sarah Richards, 10 years old, Bellevue NE.

"Spirit Bear"  Written by: Kithara.


30 January 2011:    Congratulations to our 2010 contest finalists!

The competition sure is close this year, and we're anxious to see which stories take home our cash prize.  Our judges selected these stories as our contest finalists, because they are the most entertaining and creative of the first round finalists.  These stories are top notch, and one from each age group will be crowned winner of the 2010 contest.

Ages 11-and-under -- Contest Finalists

"The End of the Line"  Written by: Ethan in Arizona.
"The Life of a Monster"  Written by: Emma in California.
"The Invisibles"  Written by: Jack in Missouri.
"Space Discovery"  Written by: Sarah in Nebraska.
"Mythical Creatures"  Written by: Mackenzie in Nebraska.


Ages 12-18 -- Contest Finalists

"Sucker of Souls"  Written by: Jared in Arizona.
"SOS on the Toilet"  Written by: Austin in California.
"Still Leaning"  Written by: Isaiah in Missouri.
"Library Daze"  Written by: Geneva in Missouri.
"Go Fish"  Written by: Emily in Pennsylvania.
"Spirit Bear"  Written by: Kithara in Wisconsin.


18 January 2011:    First round judging is complete!  Our judges have reviewed this year's entries and selected these 35 stories as our first round finalists.  These stories were judged as best suited for our kid's page, and they will move forward to compete for our cash prize.

Ages 11-and-under -- First Round Finalists

"The End of the Line"  Written by: Ethan in Arizona.
"The Life of a Monster"  Written by: Emma in California.
"Magic"  Written by: Eshwari in California.
"Princess Tales"  Written by: Kelsey in California.
"Loud Wishes"  Written by: Shreeya in Florida.
"The Bomb"  Written by: Paul in Michigan.
"The Invisibles"  Written by: Jack in Missouri.
"Space Discovery"  Written by: Sarah in Nebraska.
"The Cursed Mango"  Written by: Josh in Nebraska.
"One Way Out"  Written by: Tristan in Nebraska.
"Mythical Creatures"  Written by: Mackenzie in Nebraska.
"Star Bores"  Written by: Spencer in Nebraska.
"The Burrito Alien"  Written by: Alex in Nebraska.
"Stuck in the Past"  Written by: Ryan in Nebraska.
"A Leopard's Tale"  Written by: Harry in New York.
"Nature's Turtle And The Evil Sam"  Written by: Stephan in New York.
"A Knight's Tale"  Written by: Keith in Ohio.


Ages 12-18 -- First Round Finalists

"Sucker of Souls"  Written by: Jared in Arizona.
"SOS on the Toilet"  Written by: Austin in California.
"How to Save a Monster"  Written by: Alaa in California.
"Arcane"  Written by: Marisa in California.
"Disaster on Ice"  Written by: Hilary in Florida.
"Have Faith"  Written by: Marko in Illinois.
"An Unforgettable Escape"  Written by: Serena in Minnesota.
"The Tower"  Written by: Hannah in Minnesota.
"Still Leaning"  Written by: Isaiah in Missouri.
"Library Daze"  Written by: Geneva in Missouri.
"The Young Knight"  Written by: Nicholas in Nebraska.
"Go Fish"  Written by: Emily in Pennsylvania.
"So I Wait…Again"  Written by: Alyssa in Utah.
"War with the Plants"  Written by: Hali in Utah.
"The Violin's Song"  Written by: Sophie in Virginia.
"Eye Spy"  Written by: Rachel in Virginia.
"Dreams"  Written by: Lorinda in Wisconsin.
"Spirit Bear"  Written by: Kithara in Wisconsin.


17 January 2011:    We've now read entries from 37 states.  Check back in a few days for a list of stories that made it through to the second round of judging.

As we continue selecting our first round finalists, we've updated the contest page for 2011.  The new year brings with it more age categories and more prizes in our free writing contest for kids.  Click here for Totem Head's 2011 Writing Contest.


14 January 2011:    The entries for the 2010 contest are in, and they are fantastic!  So far, we've read entries from 32 states.  With so many great stories, it will be difficult to choose our winners.

Check out "Totem's Map" above.  We highlighted in green each state that sent entries for this year's contest.  Come back for an update every few days!




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