We would like to thank our judges for taking the time to read and consider our young writers’ entries. We would also like to acknowledge all of the young writers who took the time to research a new culture and write a story, essay, or poem for the Writing for Peace Young Writers Contest. Completing this challenge is no small achievement, and we salute your commitment to expanding your knowledge base and developing your craft. We would also like to thank the teachers and mentors who encouraged their students to take our challenge, and then inspired and guided them to prepare their best work.
First Place: Lisa Zou from Chandler, Arizona, for “Bowls.”
Second Place: Jacqueline He from San Jose, California, for “狐狸精 // Fox Spirit.”
Third Place: Cindy Song from Rockville, Maryland for “Scaffold.”
First Place: Wajudah Muheeb from Lagos, Nigeria, for “Rainbow Nation.”
Second Place: Jessica Hansen from Burwell, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, for “The Exodus.”
Third Place: McKinsey Crozier from Cadillac, Michigan, for “Breath Free.”
First Place: Euijin Oh from Seoul, Gangnam-go, South Korea, for “The (Un)Fair Trade Culture: Piracy in the Caribbean.”
Second Place: Riley Mayes from Portland, Maine, for “Smiling at Strangers .”
Third Place: Brandon Sklarin from Smithtown, New York, for “Cuba, My Grandmother’s Journey.”
Poetry: Laura Hinkle & Soo Young Yun
Fiction: Andrew Kim & Ye Joon Han
Nonfiction: Celine Lee & Danielle Zarcone
Congratulations to the winners and finalists. First, second, and third place winners’ work will appear in our 2018 edition of DoveTales, edited by Carmel Mawle.
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