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2019 3-Hour Short Story Contest
Flex your creative and literary muscles in Okanagan College's 9th Annual 3-Hour Short Story Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19. Contestants have three hours to write a short-story that contains a secret phrase, revealed at the beginning of the contest. Stories must be written on Oct. 19 within the time period in the designated location on one of the College's four campuses.
Registration is open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18
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.
The contest will be held in the below rooms:
Salmon Arm campus: SA202
Vernon campus: D229
Kelowna campus: E212
Penticton campus: PC129
Click here to view campus maps.
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"