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2022 Winners
Leopold's 12th Annual Creative Writing Challenge

Live Oak Public Libraries appreciates the amazing collaboration with Leopold’s Ice Cream to make this challenge possible every year!  We also thank the dedicated teachers and parents who advocate for this project and the students who share their creativity. Creative writing develops writing skills, cognitive skills, and demonstrates to youth the power of persuasion that words can have.



Grades K – 2

1st Place: “To be Kind” by Josiah Greene, Butler Elementary

2nd Place: “Kindness” by Tallulah Webster, Jacob G. Smith Elementary

Grades 3 – 5

1st Place: “Kindness” by Lily Spring, Hancock Day School

2nd Place: “Everybody Say Kindness” by Braylon Osborne, Windsor Forest Elementary

Grades 6 – 8

1st Place: “What is Kindness” by Jocelyn Byrd, Esther F. Garrison School of the Arts

2nd Place: “Make it Through” by Ashlyn Kingsley, Godley Station School

Grades 9 – 12

1st Place: “What is Kindness my Friend” by Julian W. Deveaux, Homeschool

2nd Place: “A Word” by Madeleine Pelli, Savannah Arts Academy

Honorable Mention: “What is Kindness” by Austin Eckert, South Effingham High School


All winners will be contacted by Leopold's.