Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 writing contest! Thank you to all of our contestants.

2024 Writing Contest Winners

Category Place Winner Title
8-10 Fiction 1st Natlie Wu The Big Misunderstanding
2nd Imogen Graham Learning How to Deal
3rd Nina Giavasis Larry the Turkey
8-10 Nonfiction 1st Tula Mae Droughton Life Brings Destruction but Leave Beautiful Shells
2nd Imogen Graham Airdale Care
3rd Linnea Cameron Mrs. Oceanflare
8-10 Poetry 1st Katie Smalley Resilience Unveiled
2nd Myka McCullin Emerald
3rd Imogen Graham Summer Camp
11-14 Fiction 1st Alaia DiDomenico A Song Only I Can Hear
2nd Nina Rohd Dear Sister
3rd Maysa Dadmun Dog Chase
11-14 Nonfiction 1st Nina Rohd Fears Grow Up Too
2nd Ruby Cline It's Been a Long Time Coming
3rd Eamon Graham Dior
11-14 Poetry 1st Rex Rhodes Resilient Hues
2nd Robbie Gibbons Echoes of Our Ecosystem
3rd Landyn Cherry It's the Whisper
15-18 Fiction 1st Samantha Roberts Exposure
2nd Flynn Kier House of Glass
3rd Eliana Aquilio The Sea Maiden
15-18 Non-fiction 1st Faith You Tangerines
2nd Clara Kyrouac Why I'm Taking a Gap Year
3rd Anara Kyrouac Two Spirited
15-18 Poetry 1st Judy Hirshberg The Aesthetic of Jazz
2nd Gray Lawrence Grenadine Kisses
3rd Ryanne Hutchinson To Soar
19+ Fiction 1st Carol Daus Left to Do
2nd Michael Wade Forget Me Not
3rd David Francis Curran Once Upon a Time in a MISSOULA Café
19+ Non-fiction 1st Kassondre Ripley Seeing the Stars
2nd Melissa Paulsen NFL: No Females Likely
3rd Eliza Lindley Bird World
19+ Poetry 1st Zuir Moreno Unknown
2nd Sophia Reichelt a refusal of shame
3rd Julia (JJ) Daniell Poem 1.

2024 Official Rules

Please read the rules and follow them closely. Double check your work before submitting. Please call us at 406-721-2665 or contact the Reference Department at with any questions regarding Missoula Writes.


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