Three Sweepstakes winners and six National Award winners have been selected in the 2017 Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photography Contest for middle and junior high school students. Sweepstakes and National awards are presented in each of the three divisions. Sweepstakes and National winners receive certificates.

Professional journalists and journalism educators judging the contest noted the engaging story ideas and strength of writing and reporting in articles. Photographs were well executed in composition and technique. Learn more about the annual contest.

Sweepstakes Winners

Feature Writing

“Former Sevier Middle Assistant Principal went to war”
Madison Britt
John Sevier Middle School
Kingsport, Tennessee

Opinion Writing

“Genders are still not equal in athletics”
Grace Lyles
John Sevier Middle School
Kingsport, Tennessee

Photography/News, Feature and Sports

“Deer Valley Funicular”
Lauren Nehorai
Harvard-Westlake Middle School
Los Angeles, California

National Winners

Feature Writing

“Globe-Trotter”
Srilaysa Vaddadi
Haas Hall Academy
Fayetteville, Arkansas

“William Tao Profile”
Leila Dall’Olmo
Harvard-Westlake Middle School
Los Angeles, California

Opinion Writing

“DACA Awareness”
Rachel Brown
Harvard-Westlake Middle School
Los Angeles, California

“The Power of Words”
Valerie Velazquez
Harvard-Westlake Middle School
Los Angeles, California

Photography
“A True Kindness”
Maddilyn Rimer
John Sevier Middle School
Kingsport, Tennessee

“Lego Robotics Photo”
Sai Chittomsetty
Haas Hall Academy
Fayetteville, Arkansas