Thursday, June 4, 2009

2009 2nd Annual Innovative Short Fiction Contest Winner Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2009 Second Annual Innovative Short Fiction Contest Winner Announced

Kansas City, MO, May 21, 2009 — The 2009 Second Annual Innovative Short Fiction Contest is pleased to announce our First Place Winner, Beryl Zhao, who graduates from Park Hill South High School today.

Innovative Design & Marketing LLC awarded Miss Zhao $300 for her winning story Season's Flower. The winner also received a piece of Be Real...Be True...Be You self-affirmation jewelry, donated by Head 2 Toe Consulting Group LLC. showed their continued support of the contest in posting Season's Flower in its entirety.

Beryl attended the Iowa Young Writer’s Studio with Sarah Fay last Summer and was in Mr. Reuscher’s Creative Writing class at Park Hill South this past school year.Beryl plans to major in International Studies at Ohio State University and is particularly interested in Chinese, Japanese, and other East Asian cultures and economies.

Among others, Beryl Zhao is the recipient of the following Honors and Awards:

  • National Merit Finalist
  • AP Scholar with Distinction (scores of 3+ on five or more AP exams)
  • Missouri Scholars 100 Program (1 of 100 top students in class of 2009, run by Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals)
  • Attended Missouri Scholars Academy

Beryl also enjoys swimming, tennis, studying Chinese, and cooking.

Innovative Design & Marketing LLC hosts the annual short fiction contest, which is open to Kansas City Metro Area youth between the ages of 14-18. The contest mission is to provide a creative outlet and an opportunity for competition and publication to area youth writers. Stories are judged on originality, structure & flow, and grammar.

In 2010, the Annual Innovative Short Fiction Contest will include two new categories: Graphic Design & Poetry - and may be changing the contest name to be more inclusive of various forms of art.Stay tuned! Subscribe to this contest blog to stay abreast of 2010 submission rules, deadlines, and more!

Contact:Diane Thompson, President

Innovative Design & Marketing LLC

7701 NW Prairie View Rd, Ste 67 KCMO 64151

(816) 569-0015 Phone

(816) 569-0015 FAX

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Innovative Design & Marketing LLC provides business development, marketing, professional coaching, and graphic design consultation and services to entrepreneurs, small businesses, financial planners, non-profits, and more!


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