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Scary Writing Contest & SCARE-A-THON

Scary Writing Contest & SCARE-A-THON



The YWA Scary Writing Contest and SCARE-A-THON for a literary Halloween. 

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                 Dale Basye SCARE-A-THON 2012        

We had 270 submissions!

Science Fiction/Fantasy writer Anna Sheehan judged Scary Writing 2012


SCAR-A-THON 1st and 2nd place winners were published in the Register Guard 

and Dale Basye was interviewed in the Oct 25th issue of the Eugene Weekly.

You can hear another interview on KLCC here. 


 Thank you to all the YWA SCARE-A-THON presenters: Bary Shaw, Rich Glauber, Robert Rubinstein, and Dale Basye. Their help in stirring up lively literary fright is deeply appreciated!


Here are the winners!

Click the age group category to read the winning pieces.


Cogan Smith, age 64, Eugene

Ages 14-18

 First Place:  Audrey Millard, age 14, Crow Middle/High School

Second Place Tie: Ronan Hall, age 14, Cottage Grove High School

Second Place Tie: Shaylee Yeates, age 14, Crow Middle/High school

Third Place: Erin M. Sackett, age 16, Crow Middle/High School

Ages 11-13

First Place: Dylan Troyer, age 13, Spencer Butte Middle School

Second Place: Zoey Minium, age 11, Thurston Middle School

Third Place: Ryan Schwin age 13, Crow Middle School

Ages 9-10

First Place: Kindra Roy, age 10, Mt. Vernon Elementary School

Second Place: Jane Brinkley, age 10, Ridgeline Montessori School

Third Place: Ben Ackerman, age 10, Adams Elementary School

Ages 5-8

First Place: Yeong In (Elren) Chae, age 8, Camas Ridge Community School

Second Place: Kate Patterson, age 8, Adams Elementary School

Third Place Tie: Paige Baker, age 8, Twin Oaks Elementary School

Third Place Tie: Cassidy Miller, age 6, Adams Elementary School

Young Writers Association--An award winning literary arts organization, YWA has been stirring up literary play between youth and community for over twenty years. YWA publishes youth, connects working writers with Lane County young people and explores literature in lively ways.


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