2012 Contest Winners

2012 Young Writers’ Contest Winners

First Place Winner

Shadia Farah, 1st place 2012

Shadia Farah, 11th grade

Brooklyn Technical High School, New York

“A North Korean Perspective”

Caroline Nawrocki, 10th grade

Germantown Academy, Pennsylvania

“Unparalleled Freedom”


Third Place Winner

Tait Rutherford, 3rd Place 2012

Tait Rutherford, 12th grade

Fort Collins High School, Colorado

“Women are Women the World Over”


2012 Young Writers Judge

William Haywood Henderson, 2013 Young Writers Contest, Fiction JudgeWilliam Haywood Henderson was born in Syracuse, New York, but quickly migrated west. He grew up mostly in Colorado, headed farther west for college, and earned a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley. He held a variety of jobs, including chef, copyeditor, technical writer, landscape gardener, and caretaker on a ranch in Wyoming, before heading back east to take a degree in creative writing at Brown University.

He attended Stanford University from 1989 to 1991 as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing, and he used the time to finish his first novel (Native) and start his second novel (The Rest of the Earth). He has taught creative writing at Brown, Harvard, and the University of Colorado at Denver.

He returned to Colorado in 1999—he missed the sagebrush, the mountains, and the sky. Since 2002 he has taught novel-writing at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. His third novel, Augusta Locke, was released by Viking in April 2006.

The 2012 Winners’ stories are featured in our first issue of DoveTales, an International Journal of the Arts.

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