Session 1 Winners

All winners are invited to the Writers' Square Awards Banquet (Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Hilton Hotel Los Angeles/San Gabriel). Each of the winners will receive their scholarship via mail, and winners must attend the Awards Banquet to receive their trophy. Audience Favorite Winners were determined by the number of votes they received by the Session 1 deadline.

Note: Due to the large number of Session 1 entrants, Writers' Square judges have chosen more than 3 Honorable Mention Winners in some divisions.

Division 1

Judges' Winners

First Place ($500): Rebecca Wei

Second Place ($300): Rebecca Mannor

Third Place ($200): Allison Li

Honorable Mentions ($100):

  • Megan Apostol

  • Crystal Cheng

  • Helen Law

  • Melody Lin

  • Ashlee Liu

  • Jeffrey Tadeo

  • Amy Wang

  • Jonathan Zhou

Audience Favorite Winner ($100)
  • Bo Shih Huang - 561 votes

Division 2

Judges' Winners

First Place ($700): Nadina Mrkaljevic

Second Place ($500): Julia Tofan

Third Place ($300): Gianfranco Filice

Honorable Mentions ($200):

  • Grace Chen

  • Sophia Drewelow

  • Baily Hornstein

  • Grant Kniefel

  • Angela Lin

  • Tiara Macasaet

  • Gayane Matevosyan

  • Jeremiah Ramirez

  • William Xu

  • Shireen Zaineb


Audience Favorite Winner ($100)


  • Yung-I Wang - 225 votes

Division 3

Judges' Winners

First Place ($1,000): Isabel Shen

Second Place ($700): Krystyl Chwa

Third Place ($500): Bo-Xuan Lee

Honorable Mentions ($300):

  • Christina Chen

  • Alexandria Cockrill

  • Edward Larson

  • Rosalind Moran

Audience Favorite Winner ($100)
  • Pei Chun Shih - 131 votes

All English Session 1 essays

Division 1 (1st-6th grade)

Division 2 (7th-12th grade)

Division 3 (College)