The 5th Annual Writers Contest has concluded at the Okefenokee Heritage Center. Over 50 people gathered to celebrate the talented work of our local community. Poems and stories ranged from science fiction to stories about mythology and love.

“I’m amazed at how talented everyone in our area is,” parents marveled.

Winfield H. Strock III, renowned local author, spoke about the importance of finding other people to help encourage creation. “A writers group is like a support group that helps you hone your craft and share with others your best possible work.”

The OHC Writer’s Guild meets every 2nd Tuesday at 7 pm and helps writers from all around the region develop stories and poems for publication in all genres. Contact the Okefenokee Heritage Center for more information.

Secondary Poetry

1st Place: Alexandra Cochon “Pomegranates”
2nd Place: Cheyenne Irby “Dreamer”
3rd Place: Jules Hagains “He has a certain type of significance”
Judges’s Prize: Myra Relyea “The Black and White Cat”

Secondary Story

1st Place: Cheyenne Irby “After”
2nd Place: Justice Holloway “Faking It”
3rd Place: Solas Smith “Warlord One”
Judge’s Prize: Alexandra Cochon “A Picture on the Wall”

Adult Poetry

1st Place: Tom Strait “Step by Step”
2nd Place: Cristina Relyea “The Pill”
3rd Place: Grace K. Lee “My Address Book”
Judge’s Prize: Deyanira O’neal “Mom-Teen Parody”

Adult Story

1st Place: Tom Strait “A Chicken Hut”
2nd Place: Rebecca Morgan “A House in the Woods”
3rd Place: J. W. Parr “A Day to Remember”
Judge’s Prize: Juniper Verrill “Inner Demons”


As posted in October 3, 2018

Attention all budding authors, poets, and playwrights.

The Okefenokee Heritage Center Writers Guild is hosting their 5th annual writers contest. Writers can win up to $150 for their stories and poetry. Students age 18 and under can submit for free in the categories of short story and poetry. Adult entries are $10 with awards in poetry and short story. All the winners will be featured in an annual book published by the Okefenokee Heritage Center and given a cash prize.

For contest rules and entry forms please email okeheritage@gmail.com or call 912-285-4260. Deadline to enter is 12 pm on Saturday October 13.

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