2020 Short Story Contest

Is Now complete

Congratulations to our 2020 Short Story Contest Winners!

(click story titles for PDFs of stories)

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Adult winners


First Prize:

Rates and Vessels

Raisa Tolchinsky

Video: 51:30 -106


Golden Boy

Luke Woodard

Video 38:30-51

An Empty Nest

Briana Maley

Video 28 -38:30

Student winners


First Prize:

When It Rains

Finn Periz

Video: 15-24


The Ocean in My Room

Amanda Wu

Video: 2:39 -14

Love Languages

Caroline Dinh

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Special thanks to Davina Thrower Smith, Mary Hopkins, Nate Brown and Eric Carzon for their leadership on the contest as well as volunteers from The Bethesda Writer's Center  for their story reviews and to the Center for its  logistical help making reviews go smoothly.