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Posted on: April 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 2022 Geneva Write Now Short Story Contest Winners Announced

Geneva Write Now Contest Cultural Arts Commission

The City's Cultural Arts Commission announced the winners of the second annual Geneva Write Now short story contest.

The contest invited budding and experienced Geneva writers - both adults and students in middle school and high school - to share their original work. The contest had no specific theme, but mentioning Geneva in the storyline was required. Family-friendly fiction or creative nonfiction stories with a maximum 1,200 words were accepted.

Winners in the various categories included:


  • First Place: Mary Pastorello
  • Second Place: Renee Toups
  • Third Place: Todd Hertz

Teens (Grades 6-12)

  • First Place: Claire Totman
  • Second Place: Raina Ulijasz
  • Third Place: Danielle Nasra

The winning stories are available to read on the City's website. Thank you to everyone who shared their creative writing to make this program a success.

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