BBCC Student Writing Contest Winners announced

5th Annual Writing Contest

MOSES LAKE — Nine Big Bend Community College students were recently recognized for their creative writing skills after their work earned them a top place in the annual BBCC Student Writing Contest.

The contest is in its fifth year and judges on average see more than 50 original pieces from students who are able to submit fiction and nonfiction pieces such as academic research papers, essays, memoirs, graphic novellas, plays, short stories, and poetry.

Judges award three prizes for each category with first-place winners receiving $100, second-place winners receiving $75 and third-place winners receiving $50.

“Congratulations to all the winners of the BBCC Student Writing Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated, too. This closes our fifth successful year,” said BBCC Developmental English instructor Dawnne Ernette. “We have a lot of talent on this campus, so please consider entering the contest next year. We know you’ve written something you’re proud of!”

Full list of winners by category:


First place: Katherine Fujimoto-Young

Second place: Sariah M. Bair

Third place: Warren Emerson


First place: Lillie LaPlace

Second place: Niki Brzezny

Third place: Olivia Marsh


First place: Valeria Castillo

Second place: Liliana Garcia

Third place: Surrey Swindler

Learn more about this year’s winners, and read their winning entries, below!

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