Creative Writing Winners

The winners of the Carrollton Writers Guild/Center for the Arts High School Creative Writing Contest were honored at a luncheon on March 5. The annual competition features local literary artists in grades 9 – 12 that write poetry and short stories. The contest was funded by the Fulford Foundation, Carrollton Writer’s Guild, Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club, Vabella Publishing and Jill Pierce, State Farm Insurance.

2024 Winners

Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club
Special Recognition Award

Learner’s Permit
by Autumn Martin, Carrollton High School // Grade 12

Carrollton Writers Guild
Special Recognition Award

by Addison Lloyd, Carrollton High School // Grade 11

Poetry Awards
First Place

by Allison Lowry, Carrollton High School // Grade 12

Second Place
You Fell in Love with Me in the Spring
by Sadie Ewers, Central High School // Grade 10

Third Place
Strawberry Ice Cream
by Kennedy Little, Villa Rica High School // Grade 10

Short Story Awards
First Place

by Kai McMichael, Central High School // Grade 11

Second Place
The Boy on the Throne
by Caitlin Boone, Carrollton High School // Grade 12

Third Place
Little Reminders
by Ari Davis, Carrollton High School // Grade 9

Since 1989, the contest has become a significant event for high school students. The High School Creative Writing Contest continues to reward and encourage the significant writing talent of the county’s young authors and celebrate their artistic accomplishments.