There were 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for the 9th/10th grade division and the 11th/12th grade division. Prizes were awarded as follows:
- 1st Prize: $100
- 2nd Prize: $75
- 3rd Prize: $50
In addition, winning students have their work published on the Bay Area Book Festival website, their name listed in the San Francisco Chronicle Program Guide, and were invited to read their work at an awards ceremony held at the festival, which took place in downtown Berkeley on April 28th and 29th, 2018. The 1st place winner of the 11th/12th grade division will also be provided a space in a week-long, half-day Writopia Lab summer workshop.
The Young Authors Writing Contest is a great opportunity for students in the Bay Area to practice and showcase their writing abilities. The San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeleyside have covered past contests, recognizing students’ effort and talent. This year, the festival hopes to consider even more submissions. If you have any additional questions concerning the contest, please contact [email protected]. To learn more about the Bay Area Book Festival, visit our website at www.baybookfest.org.