This is it! We’re ready to announce the big winners of the “Tales of Buried Treasure.” These champions and the second and third place winners will be awarded their prizes at a special ceremony at the York Emporium on Friday, Oct. 4.
We will be contacting all the winners shortly, so keep an eye out in your e-mail in boxes and your regular mail.
After weeks of reading and evaluating the crack team of Junior Dispatch literary judges have made their selections on the best stories submitted in our “Tales of Buried Treasure” short story contest, which Junior Dispatch offered with the help of the York Emporium and the York County Libraries.
We received more than 100 entries and now we are announcing the third place winners in each of our age categories. Second and third place winners will be announced Wednesday and Thursday.
12 to 18 AGE GROUP
Awarded to Tristan Albert, 16, of Hanover for the story titled “The Treasure of the Upson.” Read the story here about a treasure no one is meant to find.
8 to 11 AGE GROUP
Awarded to Amanda Cox, 11, of Red Lion for the story titled Death Gaze’s Hoard.” Read the story here about a young dragon named FlashBolt.
7 and YOUNGER AGE GROUP
Awarded to Eliana Whing, 7, for the story titled “A Family Treasure Hunt.” Read the story here about kids seeking out a leprechaun’s hidden riches.
As first-prize winners, these amazing writers earn a $50 movie gift card and a $50 gift certificate from the York Emporium.