Creative writing students receive Bennington Young Writers prizes

  • Bennington Young Writer Award winners Darius Atefat-Peckham (left), Julia Bohm (center) and Sophie Paquette (right).

April 19, 2018

Three Interlochen Arts Academy creative writing students received accolades from the annual Bennington Young Writers Awards.

Senior Julia Bohm received the top prize for poetry, while junior Darius Atefat-Peckham received a third place award in the same category. Junior Sophie Paquette placed second in nonfiction. All three students will receive cash prizes.

The Bennington Young Writers Awards are sponsored by Bennington College in honor of the college’s strong literary history. The competition, whose goal is to recognize outstanding achievement by high school writers, is open to writers in 10th through 12th grade. The competition receives over 2,000 submissions each year, and is judged by the faculty and students of Bennington College.

You can read the winning submissions and learn more about the awards on the Bennington Young Writers Award website.

Congratulations to Julia, Darius and Sophie!