Young Readers League Art Contest 2018: Age 12-14

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Age 12-14 Category First Place Camille Echeverri Age 14, California School of the Arts Untitled Pen, ink, watercolor; 9 x 12 inches Beautiful. Great composition and details, color and control, use of the various mediums. It’s clean, imaginative, interesting, creative, and humorous. The traveler is ready for a new journey […]

“A New Beginning” by Isaac Rishwain

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Young Readers League 2018 Writing Contest 1st place Category 2 (ages 12-14)   Isaac Rishwain Age 12 (Grade 7), Blair Middle School “A New Beginning”   Gabriel reminiscences about his hometown as he leaves for a new life in the U.S. In a land, promised to bring something magnificent, beyond […]

“Syria to Europe” by Anni Guo

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Young Readers League 2018 Writing Contest 2nd place Category 2 (ages 12-14)   Anni Guo Age 12 (Grade 7), Blair Middle School “Syria to Europe”   Two young refugees seek a safe haven.   “I’m scared. Where’s Mommy?” Nasir asked. “Shh! She’ll be right back.” Fatima, an eleven year old […]

“No Looking Back” by Olivia Barrios

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Young Readers League 2018 Writing Contest 3rd place Category 2 (ages 12-14)   Olivia Barrios Age 12 (Grade 7), Blair Middle School “No Looking Back”   The narrator and her Mami escape to California. I take one last look inside the house, take a deep breath, then close the door […]

“Trapped” by Amber Elias

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Young Readers League 2018 Writing Contest Honorable Mention Category 2 (ages 12-14)   Amber Elias Age 12 (Grade 7), Blair Middle School “Trapped”   I had always thought that there was no other way. That I would stay in this dull, repetitive loop until I died. But something happened that […]

“Who Reads the Waterfall on the Other Side” by Hannah Cahalan

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Young Readers League 2018 Writing Contest Honorable Mention Category 2 (ages 12-14)   Hannah Cahalan Age 12 (Grade 7), Blair Middle School “Who Reads The Waterfall On The Other Side”   The mage stared at the waterfall as it glinted in the sun The water rushing down as it filled […]

The Traveler Contest Winners

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We are pleased to announce the One City One Story 2017 “The Traveler” Art and Writing Contest winners! The winning entries were honored during an award ceremony followed by a reception on March 18, 2017. The winning entries are currently displayed at Central Library in the Great Hall, and will remain in exhibit for the next […]

The Adventurer’s Cap — art by Miko Sellier

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 1st place High School category Miko Sellier Grade 9, Bellarmine Jefferson High School “The Adventurer’s Cap” Colored pencils and ink; 20 x 16 inches This is absolutely stunning. It’s eye catching with excellent composition and superb colors. It’s beautifully executed and it’s apparent the artist […]

Prologue to Waking Up in a New World — art by Kristina Yin

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 2nd place High School category Kristina Yin Grade 11, Flintridge Preparatory School “Prologue to Waking Up in a New World” Multimedia colored pencils; 7 x 10.5 inches This image has great balance and color contrast—the use of color juxtaposed with black and white focuses […]

One-Way Street — art by Kira Toal

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 3rd place High School category Kira Toal Grade 10, Immaculate Heart High School “One-Way Street” Ink; 12 x 9 inches Is this person traveling through another dimension? That’s certainly what comes to mind at first look. It’s an interesting, intricate, and very detailed design […]