Monday, May 15, 2017

All-High School Fiction and Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools 4th annual All-High School Fiction and Poetry Contest winners were announced at a reading and ceremony last week at Flyleaf Books.

Local resident Chris Kubica is passionate about supporting the art of creative writing in our schools. As President of Application Architects, LLC, Kubica has created an opportunity for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ creative writing students to showcase their talents. Students at our local high schools have worked on submissions throughout the school year.

Fiction finalists were judged by local writer and professor in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program at North Carolina State University, Belle Boggs. Poetry finalists were judged by MFA student at North Carolina State University, and a longtime member of the editorial staff at Raleigh Review, Tyree Daye.

Top contest winners in Fiction and Poetry receive monetary prizes along with the opportunity to read their work to the community. In each category, Fiction and Poetry, first place winners received $500, second place received $250 and third place received $100.

This year’s winners are listed below.


1st Li-Anne Wright Chapel Hill High                 ”Exoskeletons”
2nd Dina Rubina         East Chapel Hill High          ”Artificial Rain”
3rd Alie Webb             East Chapel Hill High          ”Where Are You Off To?”
3rd Dina Rubina          East Chapel Hill High           ”Recipe for Disaster?”


1st Delaney Tallett Chapel Hill High                ”30mg”
2nd Judah Kalb            Chapel Hill High                ”Dysphoric Incantation of Distress”
3rd Madelyn Good Chapel Hill High                ”Ordinary”