2018 Story of the Year Contest Winners

The moment we've all been waiting for is here...

We have our 2018 Story of the Year Contest winners! Without further ado, congratulations are in order for:

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Diversity Grand Prize

 

RUNNING THE POINT by Simon Broder

Ennie wants to be a basketball player. He also wants to help Kelly, the girl he befriends who struggles with issues at home. When Kelly starts getting Ennie into trouble, he wonders whether he can really help her.

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Texas Award

LUNA RAMOS: POTENTIALLY AMAZING by Myles Christensen

Luna and Arush work together to create an educational video about potential energy. However, making the video educational is only half the task: they need to make learning magical.

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Character-Based Award

A RUNAWAY TALE by  Jaclyn Westlake

All Zigg knows is a life of captivity and cruelty. When he finally escapes, he wonders whether he'll ever live a life outside the cage.

We'd also like to include an honorable mention for the following titles:

DIVERSITY AWARD:

Wild Boys by Kat Jeanette
Art and Anger by Nolan Janssens
Poppies for Amelia by Julie Harris

CHARACTER-BASED AWARD:

Sabbath by Susan Solomon
I Want to Be a Writer by Anya Ivan
Angela by Caroline Gee

TEXAS REGIONAL AWARD:
The San Antonio Chili King by Robert Wonders
Precious Stones by Tiffany Jones
La Lechuza and Lizzy by Michele Sleighel

Congratulations! 

We can't wait for readers to be introduced to these amazing new books. To that end, we have more exciting news!

The winning and honorable mention stories for the Diversity and Character-Based Award categories are now available on Amazon Kindle. And over 200 more titles will be added within the next few months. To check whether your story has been accepted as part of our growing collection, just log in to your contest account or email our team.

The winning and honorable mention stories for the Texas category will serve middle school students in Texas who are working to improve their literacy skills.

Congratulations again to our finalists, and a gigantic thank you to the many writers, judges, teachers, students, and friends whose participation and support made this year's contest such a great success.

You inspire us.

All our best,
The Story Shares Team 

Louise Baigelman