2018 Sower & Harvest Short Story Prizes
The competition was open to current homeschool students. Prizes were awarded to all winners.
A Note From the Founder
I’m always fascinated with the mechanics of creating a story. There is a multitude of pieces that must come together with a precision to communicate a narrative. Then there are the methodical details that make a story impressionable and forever memorable.
Our participants this year have demonstrated a proficiency in the craft of storytelling. The themes this year were aimed to challenge our young participants throughout the entire writing process. With nothing more than a theme, we wanted to see some great original stories. Our desire was to see relatable, cohesive, genuine, and purposeful stories that leave a lasting impression.
We are deeply grateful to all our participants this year. We also wanted to give a special thanks to all the homeschooling parents who have invested so much into the hearts of these participants. Thank you for being a tremendous support to us and to the writers we showcase on our site. You inspire us to continue to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
And now, we present the winners of the 2018 Sower & Harvest Short Story Prizes!
Carlos G. Ortega
Founder, Burning Bush Press
Announcing our Winners!
Level A (3rd- 4th grade)
Level B (5th- 6th grade)
Level C (7th- 8th grade)
Promises to Fulfill by Curtis A. Bender
Birdy or Ashlyn by Harper Crump
Addison and Her Doll by Kaylee Forgerson
Nell’s Fried Chicken by Ayah Jackson
Lilly’s Decision by Nadia Lockard
Pauline’s Choice by Sophia Linh Rozdilsky
A Risky Companion by Jessica Bender
A Valuable Lesson by Ella Cortez
Michael and the Sheep by Simone Ruth Norwick
More Than Just Soup by Jillian Pedone
The Ballet Shoes by Eva Sohl
Seeing Clearly by Rachel Evans
The Right Choice by Madeline Kennelly
Snowballs by Sam Buck
Facing Mountains by Emma Cox
The Journey to Surrender by Amber Kuhn
The Surrender by Kylee Rodgers
The Truth by Ethan Ruelle
Crystal’s Gift by Kylie Stockton
Lidia Rozdilskyhomeschool parent
The quality of the work of the children that won was impressive on so many levels, and very much deserves the recognition it got. As a writer and multi-lingual person myself, I would like to say "chapeau" to you all who have cultivated such love for the written word in your children, because, talent aside, such work can only come through due to exposure to quality literature. We are hoping you will organize more such competitions and are looking forward to promoting your work.