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Citywide Poetry Contest Winners
Posted Date: 1/14/2013

The winners of the Cupertino Poetry Contest were announced and are listed below by age category. Thanks to all poets who entered the first citywide poetry competition. Cupertino Poet Laureate program received over 100 entries and there were many talented and accomplished writers in our community to choose from. The judges and Cupertino Poet Laureate, Dave Denny wish to extend hearty congratulations to the winning poets, who were honored at a public awards ceremony held at Cupertino Community Hall on January 24, 2013, at 7 pm. Winning poems will also be displayed in the Cupertino Library.

Children (ages 6-12) Judge: Laura Oliver 

 First Place  $100  Advait Patil “Lessons from Nature” 
 Second Place  $50  Hope Nguyen  “Nature’s Beauty”
 Third Place  $25  Julie Swei  “Thanksgiving”

Teens (ages 13-17) Judge: Jennifer Swanton Brown

 First Place  $100  Manasa Gogineni “My Cursive Backbone”
 Second Place  $50  Niveditha Achanta  “September 11, 2001”
 Third Place  $25  Meghana Ravikumar  Five Senses”

Adult (ages 18 and up) Judge: Sally Ashton

 First Place  $100  Stephanie Pressman “Quantum Gravity, a Love Story”
 Second Place  $50  Amanda Williamsen  “Seafood”
 Third Place  $25 Jennifer wanton Brown “Rural Cemetery”

 Poetry Contest Winners