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June 17,2010: Nepean Student Wins Newswest Writing Contest.

Nepean Student Wins Newswest Writing Contest.
By Jeff Leiper.
Charlotte van Walraven, 17, has won Newswest’s first writing contest, along with a brand new iPod Touch, for her piece “The Community of Colours.”
Rebecca Sollows won the second place prize, a second-gen iPod Shuffle, with her untitled submission about Hintonburg’s Hip Strip, Stirling Avenue. Her essay will be published in Newswest soon. Runners-up were Emma Morris and Mylan Clairmont, and we’ll publish their essays in the coming months.
Youth in our community were challenged to submit writing on the topic of “Community” and were judged according to clarity and logic, the effective use of rhetorical and metaphorical devices, age-appropriate vocabulary, originality, and emotional appeal.
The entries were judged by a trio of prominent Kitchissippi bloggers: Bob LeDrew, FlackLife blogger (www.translucid. ca); Vicky Smallman, Miss Vicky’s Offhand Remarks blogger (www.offhand.ca) and Andrea Tomkins, a peek inside the fishbowl blogger (quietfish. com/notebook).
Said the judges of Charlotte’s piece, they were “absolutely enchanted by Charlotte’s fable…[it was] structured well and an original take on our challenge to the writers.”
Newswest’s board of directors thanks all of the entrants for their hard work, and especially our panel of judges for their conscientiousness and dedication.
The board also extends a special thank you to Carbon Computing for their support. Watch for next year’s contest! See page 18 for Charlotte’s story.

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