RITA WILLIAMS YOUNG ADULT PROSE PRIZE CATEGORY
1st Prize: $100.... 2nd Prize: $50.... Third Prize:.... $25
Grades 9-12 or equivalent age (which must be indicated on 3x5 card as well as mss). Up to 3,000 words in story, essay, journal entry, creative nonfiction or memoir.
RITA WILLIAMS (KRON-TV, Oakland, CA) is an Emmy- award winning investigative reporter with KTVU-TV in Oakland, California. She's a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.A. in journalism and political science) and George Washington University (M.A. in political science). In 1985-86, she was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University (one of 12 mid-career journalists selected for the honor) and has taught broadcast news writing at Stanford. Recently, Rita was named an outstand journalism alum at Texas Tech and was awarded a Peabody as a lead reporter on a BART shooting story. She's married and the proud mother of her son currently attending law school.
Links:Rita at KTVU Channel 2
Winners for 2011
First Prize: Mara Klecker of Sioux Falls, SD for "His Years"
Second Prize: Rebecca Shvartsman of Bethel, CT for "Felix"
Third Prize: Mariya Khan of Germantown, MD for "The Golden Locket"
Honorable Mentions: Sophie Pearlman of Syosset, NY for "Twenty-Seven"; Mariya Khan of Germantown, MD for "World War I Letter"; Darisha Jhutty of Saratoga, CA for "Unmasked"