CONGRATULATIONS! Nature Writing Contest winners to be honored at arts festival August 8

Congratulations to the following winners of our 26th Annual Nature Writing Contest! Read their winning works at the new under News & Updates, or come hear them read in person (and pick up a FREE winners’ chapbook) on Sunday, August 8, at 3 p.m. during the 30th Annual Nature Arts Festival at Big Creek Park.


Child Prose

1st – Manya Raina, “Fond Memories”
2nd – Kiefer Schatz, “Nature Versus Humanity”
3rd – Joshua Gordon, “Gathering Day”
Honorable Mention – Ava Carbone, “Animals After Dark”
Honorable Mention – Saanvi Chari, “Wishing Upon a Shooting Star”


Child Poetry

1st – Mitch Neff, “Nature”
2nd – Adam Nitz, “Trees”
3rd – Gabrielle Armstrong, “Springtime”
Honorable Mention – Liam Gorris, “Brown”
Honorable Mention – Amarianna Mormile, “In The Woods”


Adolescent Prose

1st – Chloe Leng, “The Animal Inside”
2nd – Omar Elbadawy, “Through Eagle Eyes”
3rd – Abby Colbow, “The Willow Tree”
Honorable Mention – Angela D’Souza, “Petrichor”
Honorable Mention – Mariana Del Rio, “Nature’s Lullaby”


Adolescent Poetry

1st – Maya Taylor, “Blue Lagoon”
2nd – Carmen Hu, “Stars Shine”
3rd – Saoirse Niehus, “Frostmorn’”
Honorable Mention – Hannah McCauley, “Youth”
Honorable Mention – Gregory Palumbo, “The Woodpecker”


Adult Prose

1st – Andrew France, “Will the circle be unbroken?”
2nd – Matt Hayward, “Chagrin River Story”
3rd – Mike Albright, “With each paw step on the trail”
Honorable Mention – Samantha Schatz, “Winter Adventure”
Honorable Mention – Jacob Silvia, “Dandelion Junction”


Adult Poetry

1st – Karen Morgan, “Kentucky Warbler”
2nd – David Adams, “The Dream of the Last Loon”
3rd – Nancy Huth, “Multilingual”
Honorable Mention – Nanette Barrett, “Hellebores”
Honorable Mention – Sam Wright, “Beech Tree in the Snow, February 26”


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