Announcing the 2021 Winners of All Pikes Peak Writes!
All Pikes Peak Writes is PPLD’s annual fiction writing contest for ages 12+, and seeks to highlight writers in our community through one contest.This year the challenge was to write a story, up to 2,500 words, set in Colorado Springs to mark the city’s 150th birthday in 2021. Stories can be set in the past, present, or future.
- Ages 25+
- 1st Place: Aurora, by Robert Boumis (story not included at author’s request)
- 2nd Place: Lost Paradise, by Sierra Hess
- 2nd Place: The Fifth Marathon, by Tatiana Rudolphi
- 3rd Place: The Capemaker of Comeuppance Alley, by Leigh Gaddy
- 3rd Place: Harlan’s Holes, by Benjamin Wretlind
- Young Adult (ages 19-24)
- Honorable Mention: Yesterday’s Forest, by Kimmie Mason
- Honorable Mention: Saying Goodbye, by Rebekah Hire
- High School
- 1st Place: A Dying Demise, by Emerald Cordova
- 2nd Place: The Cost of Old Dreams, by Audrey Brooks
- 3rd Place: Tell Me the Problem, by Melony Lomeli