Teen Writing Contest

Winners Selected

1A – Poetry: Grades 6-8
1st Place - Ethan P.
2nd Place - Catherine N.
3rd Place - Danielle T.

1B – Short Story:  Grades 6-8
1st place - Danielle T.
2nd place - Fayobami  T.
3rd place - Penelope D.

2A – Poetry: Grades 9-12
1st place - Morgan L.
2nd place - Elle C.
3rd place - Juliette S.
Honorable mention - Xa B.

2B – Short Story: Grades 9-12
1st place - Lan N.
2nd place - Morgan L.
3rd place - McKenna T.


HPL’s first Teen Writing Contest garnered 53 participants from around Houston and even outside of Texas!  A huge “thank you” to you everyone who participated in or promoted this program.

Middle and High School students were encouraged to submit their poetry or short stories for consideration.  This contest judged submissions on three fronts: originality; use of language; and technical skill.  Judges did not discover information about the contestants until after the winning entries had been selected.