ROCK HILL — The Arts Council of York County’s 10th Competition highlights the best in short stories and poetry from across the Southeast United States. The winners were announced Oct. 24 at a free public reception and awards ceremony at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St.
First: Motet 8: Greece by Alexander Muller
Second: German Guilt by Melanie Griffin
Third: Tunnel by Harriet Goode
Short story, adult
First: The Crazy House by Tamra Wilson
Second : The Last of the Warners by Carol Roan
Third: Pine Grove Maw by Ellen Caldwell
First: Unbreakable by Charlotte Pollack
Second: Shadows of Desire by Jonathan Bogart
Third: Seasons by Sarah Garner
Short story, youth
First: Wonder Girl by Julia Breitkreutz
Second: In Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Alison Thrash
Third: With Love by Jordan Waskow
Adults from 18 towns across North and South Carolina and students from across York County participated. There were 23 adult entries, and 48 youth. In the poetry category, there were 35 adult entries, and 29 youth entries.
Dr. Mary Martin, instructor of English at Winthrop University, judged the adult competitions. Abbie Townson of the York County Library judged the youth short story category, and Katy Holder, also with York County Library, judge youth poetry.
For more information on Arts Council events, call 803-328-2787 or visit yorkcountyarts.org.