Who won in 2005?

2005 Wadadli Pen winners (front from left K. Charles, C. Beazer, S. Li, V. Benta; back R. Adams and S. Martin) flanked by Youth Minister Winston Williams and Wadadli Pen chief judge, D. Gisele Isaac.

*In addition to prizes mentioned, all winners receive a certificate from the YE WYPP team.

Also, special prize to the school with the most submissions – Buckley’s Primary – 20 books donated by Macmillan Publishers. This included copies of Backfire and Act of God (various authors); Baba and Mr. Big, Full Circle: The Rami Johnson Story, A Cow called Boy, and Big Doc Bitterroot (C. Everard Palmer); The Legend of St. Ann’s Flood (Debbie Jacob); Caribbean Folk Tales and Fantasies (Michael Anthony); The Annihilation of Fish and Other Stories (Anthony Winkler); and The Boy from Willow Bend (Joanne C. Hillhouse)

Honourable Mention – Under-12 Category:

 Chatrisse Beazer, 10, Irene B. Williams School student for her story A Scary Night.

Prize Package:

  • Big Banana gift certificate
  • Best of Books gift certificate [valued at EC$40]
  • EC$100 cash – YE WYPP [thanks to American Women’s Club & Daily Observer contributions]
  • YE WYPP certificate for ‘The Boy from Willow Bend’ (Joanne C. Hillhouse) courtesy Macmillan
  •  Teddy Bear – HERO

Honourable Mention – General:

 Debesha S. A. Grant, 18, for her story Blue Mountain Hike.

Prize Package:

  • Images.Cam photo package
  • Motion in Poetry book/CD combo – Motion/Women’s Press
  • EC$100 cash – YE WYPP [thanks to American Women’s Club & Daily Observer contributions]
  •  YE WYPP certificate for ‘Dancing Nude in the Moonlight’ (Joanne C. Hillhouse) & ‘Brother Man’ (Roger Mais) courtesy Macmillan

Kennella Charles, 16, Ottos Comprehensive student, for her story Awaken to the Night.

Prize Package:

  • Images.Cam photo package
  • The Source gift certificate [valued at EC$125]
  • EC$100 cash – YE WYPP [thanks to American Women’s Club & Daily Observer contributions]
  • YE WYPP certificate for ‘Dancing Nude in the Moonlight’ (Joanne C. Hillhouse) & ‘There’s No Place Like’ (Tessa McWatt) courtesy Macmillan

Verdanci Benta, 12, Antigua Girls High School student, for her story Boysie’s Fixed Account.

Prize Package:

  • Woods Gift Certificate [valued at EC$100]
  •  Best of Books Gift Certificate [ valued at EC$40]
  • EC$100 cash – YE WYPP [thanks to American Women’s Club & Daily Observer contributions]
  • YE WYPP certificate for ‘The Hummingbird Tree’ (Ian McDonald) & ‘Butler, Til the Final Bell’ (Michael Anthony) courtesy Macmillan

BEST UNDER 12 WRITER

Best Under-12 Writer:

Sarah Ann Li, 11, St. Andrew’s School student, for her story Lucky Dollar.

Prize Package:

  • Happy Kids Gift Certificate [valued at EC$150]
  • Caribbean Helicopters [US$80 voucher for tour]
  • Red portfolio, mini-portfolio & paints – Harper’s
  • EC$150 cash – YE WYPP [thanks to American Women’s Club & Daily Observer contributions]YE
  • YE WYPP certificate for ‘The Boy from Willow Bend’ (Joanne C. Hillhouse) & ‘Going Home and Other Tales from Guyana’ (Deryck Bernard) courtesy Macmillan
  • Teddy Bear – HERO

TOP THREE WRITERS

Third Place:

Liscia Lawrence, 17, Clare Hall Secondary School student, for her story Misinterpreted.

Prize Package:

  • EC$350 Food voucher – Anjo Wholesale
  • Jolly Beach day pass for two
  • EC$100 Kool Net gift certificate
  • Benetton bag
  • EC$50 Best of Books gift certificate [courtesy Cedric Holder and the Cushion Club]
  • ‘Motion in Poetry’ – Motion/Women’s Press
  • YE WYPP certificate for ‘Dancing Nude in the Moonlight’ (Joanne C. Hillhouse) & ‘Brother Man’ (Roger Mais) courtesy Macmillan

Second Place:

Rilys Adams, 15, Antigua Girls High School student, for her story Fictional Reality.

Prize Package:

  • Two LIAT tickets
  • Citizen watch and bracelet [from Colombian Emeralds]
  • Best of Books Gift Certificate [valued at $60]
  • EC$100 Kool Net gift certificate
  • YE WYPP certificate for ‘Dancing Nude in the Moonlight’ (Joanne C. Hillhouse) & ‘Ginger Lily’ (Margaret Knight) courtesy Macmillan

Winner:

Sandrena Martin, 16, Antigua State College student, for her story The Torturer.

Prize Package:

  • Personal Internet Communicator [MAX]– Cable and Wireless

    Me, Joanne C. Hillhouse, collecting the Cable and Wireless contribution from Corporate Communications Manager Paula Lee.

  • BWIA ticket to any Caribbean destination
  • Cross Pen – Stephen B. Shoul [est. value EC$120]
  •  ‘Bein’ Black’– Althea Prince/ Insomniac Press/ Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • EC$100 Kool Net gift certificate
  • YE WYPP certificate for ‘Dancing Nude in the Moonlight’ (Joanne C. Hillhouse) & ‘Such as I have’ (Garfield Ellis) courtesy Macmillan
  • Teddy Bear – HERO
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