Poetry Contest Winners!

2014.05 PoetryContest WinnersThank you and bravo to the young poets who sent in poems to our Poetry Contest this spring. We had 30 entries in three age categories, and it was a pleasure to read your poems. Our judges (a teacher, a children’s author, and a children’s librarian) worked hard together to decide on winners in each category.

Poetry is an excellent way to tell a story, express feelings orideas, and more. Thank you for sharing your stories, feelings, and ideas with us, young poets!

Below we list the winners in each category. We thank Orell Füssli bookshops* and Rose Haechler Galle of Füürwärch – Fireworks Ceramics Painting and Art – for their generous prize donations. Next week we will also post links (click on the winning author’s name) to the winning poems. Be sure to come back and enjoy.

Prizes will be mailed to the winners next week: watch your mailboxes!

*Some Orell Füssli gift certificates were donated by Orell Füssli and others were provided by Mothering Matters.

Click on the names below to view the poems.

Ages 6-8

First Place – 50 SFr. gift certificate for Orell Füssli
Xanthe Pearse, age 6, Thalwil

Second Place – 40 SFr. gift certificate for Orell Füssli
Eve Williamson, age 7, Meggen

Third Place – 30 SFr. gift certificate for Orell Füssli
Lou Sémon, age 8, Aarau

Honorable Mention – 25 SFr. gift certificate to Fireworks Pottery Studio
Helen Zenobi, age 6, Zurich

Ages 9-11

First Place – 50 SFr. gift certificate for Orell Füssli

Noa Juwel Niederberger, age 9, Aarau

Second Place – 40 SFr. gift certificate for Orell Füssli
Nina Eleni Giannakis, age 10, Olten

Third Place – 30 SFr. gift certificate for Orell Füssli
Anigna Stichelberger, age 10, Niedergösgen

Honorable Mention – 25 SFr. gift certificate to Fireworks Pottery Studio
Leon Meindl, Age 9, Aarau

Ages 12-14

First Place – 50 SFr. gift certificate for Orell Füssli
Etienne Hookey, age 13, Langnau am Albis

Second Place – 40 SFr. gift certificate for Orell Füssli
Haresh Zeeman, age 12, Zurich

Third Place – 30 SFr. gift certificate for Orell Füssli
Nina Steiner, age 12, Olten

Honorable Mention – 25 SFr. gift certificate to Fireworks Pottery Studio
Joanna Boyland, age 13, Zurich

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