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MoPOP Announces Winners of 'Write Out of This World: Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story and Comic Contest'

MoPOP's 'Write Out of This World: Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story and Comic Contest'

After months of hovering near black holes, tip-toeing around dragon's caves, and of course, reading all the science fiction and fantasy we could get our hands on, the Museum of Pop Culture is ready to announce the WINNERS of our 'Write Out of This World: Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story and Comic Contest.'

MoPOP staff and our nonprofit museum's Youth Advisory Board sifted through hundreds of absolutely cosmic and fantastical contest entries, selecting 14 stellar short stories and creative comics that shined above the rest. Check out all the winners below, and click into each short story or comic title to read the entire thing!

COMICS

3-5 Grade Submissions

1st place: “Jurassic Friends” by Kate Carmichael

2nd place: “Adela and the Dragon” by Maya Shukla

3rd place: “The New Planet” by Jamie Engler

6-8 Grade Submissions

1st place: “Transformation” by Tayen Asplin

9-12 Grade Submissions

1st place: “The Centricapead” by Veronica Johnson

SHORT STORIES

3-5 Grade Submissions

1st place: “Yuni: The Last Warrior” by Saanvi Shah

2nd place: “Life Needs Water” by Michal Hlavac

3rd place: “The Frames” by Nathan Brown

6-8 Grade Submissions

1st place: “The Harvester” by Caroline Shirley

1st place: “Lazy Sunday” by Cecilia Ayres

2nd place: “Hunting Medusa in 2099” by Ricardo Gurango

3rd place: “The Rule Benders” by Camila Figueira

9-12 Grade Submissions

1st place: “The Treehouse” by Elizabeth Keller

2nd place: “Festival of Lanterns” by Ava Lee

3rd place: “Infinite Death” by Sophia Smith

Learn more about MoPOP's 'Write Out of This World: Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story and Comic Contest' + for contests, the latest news, and behind-the-scenes content, be sure to follow MoPOP on YouTubeFacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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