The 2022 Teen Poetry & Short Story contest has concluded. We would like to thank each and every teen who submitted a piece of their work to our contest. We are continually impressed by the teen talent in Waterloo Region. It was no easy task to choose from the incredible entries.

A special thank you to the judges for the contest. This year, we had a mix of staff and teen representatives from our Teen Events Team.

Our teen events and programs would not be possible without the work of our Teen Events Team. We are truly appreciative of their brilliant ideas and continued commitment, led by our staff coordinators, Mariah Baldasaro and Claire MacFarlane.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Short Story Winners:
1.)    Zoë Kaplan 
2.)    Erin Movold 
3.)    Johanna Kiik 
4.)    Yousif Mahmood 
5.)    Claire Liu 

Poetry Winners:
1.)    Emily Taylor 
2.)    Aileen Gao 
3.)    Sara Arebi 
4.)    Aaron Ye 
5.)    Emma Martin 

You can read the winning entries in this year's edition of Inkling Magazine. Simply click on the cover icon below to read a digital version of the magazine.

 Front cover of Vol 2 of Inkling Magazine

Contact Us

Mariah Baldasaro
Coordinator, School Relationships & Outreach 
519.886.1310 ext 133