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2017 3-Hour Short Story Contest Wrapped Up
This year's 3-Hour Short Story contest has wrapped up. More than 30 budding writers from across the valley put their writing skills to the test and second-year arts student Hannah Stanley has been announced as the overall winner for her original story "The Best Years of Our Lives."
Four regional winners (one per campus) each get a $250 Okanagan College tuition credit.
Grand Prize: The overall winner (judges' choice selected from the four regional winners) will receive an additional $500 tuition credit (total $750) and have their short story published in a limited fine-press edition by Kalamalka Press.
What's Next: When you register, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail. Closer to the day of the contest, we'll send you specifics about what to expect, including the room location.
Overall Winner: Kelowna: Hannah Stanley "The Best Years of Our Lives" (OC)
Kelowna: Hannah Stanley "The Best Years of Our Lives"
Salmon Arm: Darby McEachern-Corley "The Eyes Never Lie"
Vernon: Dawn Naas "Un-Fragmenting Thoughts"
Penticton: Parker Arcand "Hearts of Metal and Ice"
2016 Overall Winner: Kelowna: Pip Dryden "This Time" (OC)
2016 Regional Winners
Salmon Arm: Adam Lauze "About Otters"
Vernon: Mirka Yargeau "Diner Dive"
Kelowna: Pip Mamo Dryden "This Time"
Penticton: Daniel Greene "Splat"
2015 Overall Winner: Vernon: Daniel Greene "Watercolours" (OC)
2015 Regional Winners
Salmon Arm: Amy Nicholson "The Legend of Mr. Mustache" (King's Christian School)
Vernon: Daniel Greene "Watercolours" (OC)
Kelowna: Kirsten Kvaale "I Heard" (OC)
Penticton: Marina Meyer "Mother" (OC)
2014 Regional Winners
Salmon Arm: Kyle Phillips “A Small Victory” (OC)
Vernon: Daniel Reich “Time Moves Quickly” (OC)
Kelowna: Sarina Bouvier “Run-Run-Run” (Kelowna Secondary School)
Penticton: Jesse Frechette “Lost Control” (OC)
2013 Overall Winner: Kelowna: Mary Bevan “The Use in Usefulness” (OC)
2013 Regional Winners
Salmon Arm: Amelia Moore “The Silent Road Trip” (Salmon Arm Secondary)
Vernon: Carley Dolman “Kella the Seer” (OC)
Kelowna (and overall) winner: Mary Bevan “The Use in Usefulness” (OC)
Penticton: Gwyneth Meghan Steele “Sunlit Memories” (OC)
2012 Overall Winner: Salmon Arm: “Cat's Cradle” by Samantha Wex (Salmon Arm Secondary)
2012 Regional Winners
Salmon Arm: Samantha Wex “Cat's Cradle” (Salmon Arm Secondary)
Vernon: Casey Hesketh “Drowning Emily” (Charles Bloom Secondary School)
Kelowna: Valerie Scott “Her Special Day” (Okanagan College)
Penticton: Tricia Highley “Ruby Tuesday” (Okanagan College)
2011 Overall Winner: Penticton: Gwenellen Tarbet – “The Hudson’s Bay Blanket”
2011 Regional Winners
Salmon Arm: Katherine Goertz “This Is the Way”
Vernon: Karen Bissenden “Three Points”
Kelowna: Joe Dermo “Bank Robber”
Penticton: Gwenellen Tarbet “The Hudson’s Bay Blanket”
2010 Overall Winner: Salmon Arm: Shvaugn Craig "Poppies and Leaves"
Salmon Arm: Shvaugn Craig "Poppies and Leaves
Vernon: Jessica Zotto "Booster Cables"
Kelowna: Laura Savole "Wednesday Night at St. Augustine"
Penticton: Jon Pelletier "Untitled"