2019 Kraemer Story Contest Winners Announced

It is with great pleasure that we share these winning essays from the 2019 Kraemer Intergenerational Story contest which included 150 entries from 28 countries!.

The Winning Essay is Hugs by Prachi Shah of India

The Runners-Up are:
Grandpa Shreve by Susan Hardesty-Ritenour of the United States of America
Her Little Grandpa by Jenniefer Andersson of Sweden
Still by Grace Lo Porto of the United States of America
Ten Again by Taria Karillion of the United States of America

The Honorable Mentions are:

Being an Immigrant Granddaughter by Waasia Basheer of Saudi Arabia
Marvyn and Mynnie by Kathryn Sadakierski of the United States of America
Remember by Ramon Paolo Alfar of the Phillippines
Wedding Dress Blues by Pamela Bruschi of the United States of America

You may read all of these stories here: KSC finalistsAll of these stories remain in their original state without any editing.

How The Stories Were Judged

The stories were divided into several groups. Each group was carefully considered by two judges from different generations. One story from each group was selected to move onto the finals. These stories are contained in this document KSC finalists.In Five more judges, again representing different generations, reviewed the winning entry from each group and made the final selections of winner, runner-ups, and honorable mentions.

A note from Andrea J. Fonte Weaver, Bridges Together Executive Director & Founder:

“I am so pleased that the varied submissions showcase the breadth and depth of intergenerational relationships – across cultures, beyond the intergenerational stereotype of child and elder – as well as the boundaries of blood and marriage.
I hope you enjoy them as much as the judges and I did! We considered it a privilege to read and evaluate these exceptional stories.”

Download and enjoy these stories here: KSC finalists

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