A picture is worth a thousand words. Dakota County teens showcased their writing skills by viewing a picture and writing a short story—1,000 words or less—about what’s going on in the picture below to win prizes. Dakota County Library’s annual Teen Short Story Contest was from Oct. 1–31 and was open to teens 12–18 who live or attend school in Dakota County.
Thank you to everyone who entered the Short Story Contest and congratulations to the winners listed below.
Winners of the 2017 Teen Short Story Contest
1st: A Little Okay by Annelise M., Galaxie
2nd: Was It a Dream by Trinity M., South St. Paul
3rd: Running by Millie K., Pleasant Hill
1st: Golden Memories, Moira G., Galaxie
2nd: My Future, Margaret A., Wentworth
3rd: Nothing Gold Can Stay, Hadley O., Robert Trail
Thank you to the panel of judges: Local authors Phil Juliano and Kristin Van Risseghem, Dakota County Library Youth Services Manager Renee Grassi, and St. Kate’s Practicum Student Chayse Sundt.