WADADLI YOUTH PEN PRIZE ANNUAL CHALLENGE – WHO WON IN 2014?

LITERARY ARTS OVERALL –

“I was soooo impressed by the quality of the writing, both poetry and prose. All of them were absolutely brilliant! This is amazing stuff.” – JUDGE

WINNER

Asha Graham, @ 16 going on 17, Antigua State College student

Asha Graham, @ 16 going on 17, Antigua State College student

Asha Graham – author of Lajabless

“I found this piece to have a wonderfully distinctive narrative style. Dialogue flows impressively, and rings true. What I was really impressed with was the overall arc of the story. The plot is brilliantly done, and the writing is tight and finely crafted. There is much happening here, so many layers and echoes in such a concise little body.” – JUDGE

Prizes:

Winner’s name on plaque – Best of Books
&$500 – Anonymous
&Mentorship session – Elaine Spires
&Writing journal – Jane Seagull
&Pen – Pam Arthurton
&Post card – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower Studio
&Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean – contributed by Joanne C. Hillhouse

Wadadli Pen trivia: Asha was the 2013 winner of the Wadadli Pen Challenge and 1st and 3rd overall in the 13 to 17 age category. She subsequently participated in both the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project (a project of Wadadli Pen founder Joanne C. Hillhouse) and the Just Write Writers Retreat (a project of Wadadli Pen chief judge Brenda Lee Browne)

SECOND PLACED

Kohylah Piper, 25, LEAP - Mount St. John

Kohylah Piper, 25, LEAP – Mount St. John

Kohylah Piper – author of Hallowed Ground

“This poem is rich and beautiful in imagery. The poet leads the reader through the land’s vibrations and along a vast and moving sensory journey.  Powerful echoes.” -JUDGE

Prizes:

$200 – Frank B. Armstrong
&Oh Gad!Joanne C. Hillhouse
&Post card – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower Studio
&gift certificate for more books – Karib Cable

THIRD PLACED

Ariel Dunnah, 18, Antigua State College student

Ariel Dunnah, 18, Antigua State College student

Ariel Dunnah – author of La Diablesse

Prizes:

$100 – Frank B. Armstrong
&Oh Gad! Joanne C. Hillhouse
&gift certificate for more books – Karib Cable
&Post card – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower Studio

Wadadli Pen trivia: Ariel was second placed overall and first and third in the 13 to 17 age category in 2012.

 

12  AND YOUNGER –

WINNER

Vega Armstrong

Vega Armstrong, 12 going on 13, St. Anthony’s student.

Vega Armstrong – author of Forbidden

Prizes:

Books from Pearson Caribbean (Fish outta Water by Joanne C. Hillhouse-illustrated by Zavian Archibald, Figgs and Phantoms by Ellen Raskin, Palace Beautiful by Sarah DeFord Williams, and Starting Shakespeare by Linda Marsh and Michael Marland) plus gift
& from Floree Williams (Pink Teacups and Blue Dresses)
& from Art at the Ridge Debbie Bruschi notebook and Cordella Samuel pencil
&Post card – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower Studio
&cash and gifts – Juneth Webson

Wadadli Pen trivia: Vega was a 2012 honourable mention and placed second in 2013 in the 12 and younger age category. Her 2012 story Legend of the Sea Lords was subsequently selected for publication in Anansesem.

SECOND PLACED

Chammaiah Ambrose

Chammaiah Ambrose, 9, student at Sunnyside Tutorial.

Chammaiah Ambrose – author of The Great Cycle

Prizes:

Floree Williams (Pink Teacups and Blue Dresses)
& from Pearson Caribbean (Fish outta Water by Joanne C. Hillhouse-illustrated by Zavian Archibald, Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox -Illustrated by Lydia Monks and The King of the Birds by Malachy Doyle-illustrated by Mike Terry)
& from Art at the Ridge Woodrat Jill by Nicky Laak, Debbie Bruschi notebook and Cordella Samuel pencil
&gifts – Juneth Webson

Wadadli Pen trivia: Chammaiah placed third in the Wadadli Pen 12 and younger age category in 2013. She subsequently participated in the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project.

THIRD PLACED (TIE)

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Christopher Gittens, 11, St. John’s Catholic Primary.

Christopher Gittens – author of The Knock on My Door

“This story is fast-paced, imaginative, and full of adventure… (with) an unexpected twist.” – JUDGE

Prizes:

The Legend of Bat’s Cave and other Stories – Barbara Arrindell
& books from Pearson Caribbean (Fish outta Water by Joanne C. Hillhouse-illustrated by Zavian Archibald, Bones and the Cloud Mix up Mystery by David Adler-illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman and Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl-illustrated by Quentin Blake)
& a book by the Kittitian-Nevisian author of the Caribbean Adventure Series– Carol Mitchell/Caribbean Reads Publishing
&book/s from the Best of Books
&gifts – Juneth Webson

Mjolnir Messiah – author of Searching for a Treasure

Messiah, 10, from Minoah Magnet.

Messiah, 10, from Minoah Magnet.

Prizes:

The Legend of Bat’s Cave and other Stories – Barbara Arrindell
& books from Pearson Caribbean (Fish outta Water by Joanne C. Hillhouse-illustrated by Zavian Archibald, Bones and the Cloud Mix up Mystery by David Adler-illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman and Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl-illustrated by Quentin Blake)
& One of Carol Mitchell’s books – Carol Mitchell/Caribbean Reads Publishing
& gifts – Juneth Webson

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Daniel Ince, 10, T N Kirnon.

Daniel Ince, 10, T N Kirnon.

Daniel Ince – author of One Scary Night

Prizes:

Antigua My Antigua  book by Barbara Arrindell
&Two of Carol Mitchell’s books – Carol Mitchell/Caribbean Reads Publishing
& gifts – Juneth Webson

Terry Benjamin Jr., 11, St. John's Catholic Primary.

Terry Benjamin Jr., 11, St. John’s Catholic Primary.

Terry Benjamin Jr. – author of The Farm Thief

“This has the structure of a good story.” – JUDGE

Prizes:

Antigua My Antigua book by Barbara Arrindell
&The Tattoed Potato and Other Clues by Ellen Raskin – Pearson Caribbean
&One of Carol Mitchell’s books – Carol Mitchell/Caribbean Reads Publishing
&gifts – Juneth Webson

Zion Ebony Williams, 8, Baptist Academy.

Zion Ebony Williams, 8, Baptist Academy.

Zion Ebony Williams – author of The Night I went to Cricket

“This story is very descriptive and captures the excitement of the game.” – JUDGE

Prizes:

Pearson Caribbean’s Lynn Visible by Julia Divers, Princess Posey and the First Grade by Stephanie Greene-illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson and Princess Posey and the Perfect Present by Stephanie Greene-illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson & gifts – Juneth Webson

Zoe, 12, St. John's Catholic.

Zoe, 12, St. John’s Catholic.

Zoë Kyah I. Lewis– author of The Day I almost Died

Prizes:

Pearson Caribbean’s Lynn Visible by Julia Divers, Princess Posey and the First Grade by Stephanie Greene-illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson and Princess Posey and the Perfect Present by Stephanie Greene-illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson & gifts – Juneth Webson

13 TO 17 –

WINNER

Asha Graham – author of Lajabless

Prizes:

Ticket for two – Barbuda Express
& $200 towards account – Community First Cooperative Credit Union
& Pearson Caribbean’s A World of Prose edited by David Wiliams and Hazel Simmons-McDonald, Dilemmas of Deokie by Carol Sammy (Heinemann Caribbean Writers Series), and Longman Language Activation Dictionary
&Postcard – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower Studio
&books – Best of Books

SECOND PLACED

Kelvin Juwon Miller

Kelvin Juwon Miller, 17, Antigua State College.

Kelvin Juwon Miller – author of Delinquent Development

Prizes:

Pearson Caribbean‘s A World of Poetry edited by Mark McWatt and Hazel Simmons-McDonald, Keats: selected poems and letters (Heinemann Poetry Bookshelf) and William Shakespeare Julius Caesar (CSEC edition)
& Gift Basket – Raw Island Products
&books – Best of Books

THIRD PLACED

Suzette Emmanuel

Suzette Emmanuel, 14, Irene B. Williams.

Zahra Emanuel  – author or The Day I saved a Friend

Prizes :

Another Day – Carol Mitchell/Caribbean Reads Publishing
& Palace Beautiful by Sarah DeFord Williams – from Pearson Caribbean
&Debbie Bruschi notebook and Cordella Samuel pencils – from Art at the Ridge
&Floree Williams (Pink Teacups and Blue Dresses)
&books – Best of Books

18 to 35

WINNER

Kohlyah Piper – author of Hallowed Ground

Prizes:

$250 – D. Gisele Isaac
& 2 books – Ariadne and Other Stories and Fictions by Ruel Johnson (winner of the 2013 Guyana Prize for Literature)
Post card – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower Studio

SECOND PLACED

Ariel Dunnah – author of La Diablesse

Prizes:

$150 – Brenda Lee Browne
& Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – Pearson Caribbean
&Dancing Nude in the Moonlight by Joanne C. HillhouseBest of Books

THIRD PLACED

Arize Lee, 18, Antigua State College student.

Arize Lee, 18, Antigua State College student.

Arizé Sabien Charles Lee –  author of The Cold Truth

Prizes:

$100 – Brenda Lee Browne
&Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – Pearson Caribbean
&Dancing Nude in the Moonlight by Joanne C. HillhouseBest of Books

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Ariel Dunnah – author of A Grain of Salt

Prize:

Kiskadee Girl – from the author Maggie Harris

Daryl George.

Daryl George.

Daryl George – author of A Guilty Fragrance

“I was drawn to the way this story built up and gained momentum. Very nicely written, particularly in the way the sense of smell is woven through and used to pull the whole thing together.” – JUDGE

Prize:

Gift certificate – Map Shop

Wadadli Pen Trivia: Daryl was an honourable mention in 2012, and in 2013 in addition to earning first and second spots in the 18 to 35 age category was second placed overall.

L C Faracho

L C Faracho

Letisha Carrington Faracho – author of Last Cry

Prize:

Gift certificate – Map Shop

Kaylee Meyer

Kaylee Meyer

Kaylee Meyer – author of This is Paradise

Prize:

Gift certificate – Map Shop

Alexandra Nathaniel Spence – author of Why did I get Punished?

Alexandra Spence.

Alexandra Spence.

Prize:

Gift certificate – the Cushion Club

Angelica O'Donoghue.

Angelica O’Donoghue.

Angelica O’Donoghue – author of Loving the Skin I’m in

Prize:

The Footprints of ParhamJoy Lawrence

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Liscia Lawrence – author of Misguided Illusion

Prize:

Bethesda and Christian Hill – Joy Lawrence

Wadadli Pen Trivia: Angelica O’Donoghue is the 2006 winner of Wadadli Pen and Liscia Lawrence was an honourable mention in 2004 and 3rd runner up in 2005.

TEACHERS LEAD BY EXAMPLE PRIZE

WINNER

Margaret Mae Maria Irish – author of The Skipping Rope

Margaret Irish

Margaret Irish

Prizes:

Plaque sponsored by Joy Lawrence
&$500 cash and gifts sponsored by Caribbean Reads Publishing
Post card – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower Studio

SECOND PLACED

Paula Russell-PetersPaula Russell-Peters – author of The Big Fight

Prizes:

Bethesda and Christian Hill and The Way We TalkJoy Lawrence
& from Pearson Caribbean – Longman Active Study Dictionary
&books – Best of Books

THIRD PLACED

Paula Russell-Peters –  author of Two can play at that Game

Prizes:

Pearson Caribbean – Reading Central (Reading in the Real World) series
&gifts – Joanne C. Hillhouse

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Carmen Ambrose.

Carmen Ambrose.

Carmen Ambrose– Welcome Back, Champ

Prizes:

The Way We Talk and Other Antiguan Folkways – Joy Lawrence
&book – Best of Books

Damian De Silva

Damian De Silva

Damian G. K. De Silva – Escape to Paradise

Prizes:

The Legend of Bat’s Cave and other Stories – Barbara Arrindell & A Short Guide to Antigua by Brian DydeBest of Books

VISUAL ARTS

WINNER

Alvin Livingstone – cover art for Last Cry

Cover design by Alvin Livingstone

Cover design by Alvin Livingstone

Prizes:

A piece of art (Edison Liburd) – Art at the Ridge
&Post card – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower
&
$250 from Juneth Webson
&$200 from Frank B. Armstrong
&
Gift basket – Raw Island Products
&
DC & Marvel Comics Encyclopedia & DK – Pearson Caribbean
&book – Best of Books

SECOND PLACED

Emile Hill – cover art for the Knock on My Door

Cover design by Emile Hill.

Cover design by Emile Hill.

Post card – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower
&
Cash – $150 – Juneth Webson
&
Longman Visual Arts for Secondary Schools – Pearson Caribbean
&gift certificate for more books – Karib Cable

THIRD PLACED

Shaziane – for cover art for Delinquent Development

Cover design by Shaziane (Hilesha Humphreys).

Cover design by Shaziane (Hilesha Humphreys).

Post card – Danielle Boodoo Fortune Hackshaw/Wildflower
&
$100 – Juneth Webson
&
Longman Visual Arts for Secondary Schools – Pearson Caribbean
&gift certificate for more books – Karib Cable

HONOURABLE MENTION

Shem Alexander – for cover art for The Cold Truth

Cover design by Shem Alexander.

Cover design by Shem Alexander.

Prizes:

Sketch books – Brenda Lee Browne & book –Pearson Caribbean
Wadadli Pen trivia: Shem is the 2010 winner of the Wadadli Pen art prize.

SCHOOL WITH THE MOST SUBMISSIONS

WINNER

T N Kirnon

Prizes:

Books courtesy of Pearson Caribbean
Prentice Hall Writing Coach: Writing and Grammar for the 21st Century series
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (illustrated by Quentin Blake)
Hank the Cowdog: The Disappearance of Drover by John Erickson (illustrated by Gerald L. Holmes) x3
Know the Game by Nasser Khan
Horrible Harry Cracks the Code by Suzy Kline (pictures by Frank Remkiewitz)
How Music is Made by Elaine Morris
Raymond and Graham Bases Loaded by Mike Knudson (illustrated by Stacy Curtis) x3
Raymond and Graham Dancing Dudes by Mike Knudson (illustrated by Stacy Curtis) x3
Raymond and Graham Rule the School by Mike Knudson and Steve Wilkinson (illustrated by Stacy Curtis) x3
The Twits by Roald Dahl (illustrated by Quentin Blake)
The World Cup by Nasser Khan

For the full list of 2014 Patrons visit here…and for all the patrons through the years, visit here.

Thanks as well to everyone who volunteered to make this 2014 season a success. Full list here.

NO IMAGES POSTED HERE CAN OR SHOULD BE RE-USED OR RE-POSTED WITHOUT PERMISSION.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND TO ALL PARTICIPATING WRITERS AND ARTISTS FOR DARING.

 

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