2019 Young Writers Contest Winners Announcement

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We are thrilled to announce the winners to our 2019 Young Writers Contest, an annual event that introduces emerging young voices from all over the world. Participating in the Writing for Peace Young Writers Contest takes a commitment to research, an open mind, and refining the craft of writing. Entries from across the globe exemplified this commitment, and many of our young writers are working in a second language. This year we are excited to welcome writers from the Philippines, Morocco, and Japan, joining other forward thinking future leaders from a total of 27 countries. It has been an honor and privilege to read their work.

We would 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 with an invitation to participate in our annual Youth Summit in October. 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, second and third place winners’ work will be published on August 1st, 2019 in our first online edition of DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts, themed “One World, One People,” by guest editor Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley.

In Poetry~

First Place: Sharvari Deshpande from Pune, Maharashtra, India, for “In The Valleys of Kashmir.”

Second Place: Emmy Song from Rockville, Maryland, U.S. for “A Walk Down Lafayette Street.”

Third Place: Sarah Street from Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. for “Earth.”

In Fiction~

First Place: Lucas  Tucker from Moraga, California, U.S. for “Cleanse Your Nation.”

Second Place: Sally Liu from Holzheim, Germany, for “7,000 miles.”

Third Place: EbunOluwa Ojebode from Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria, for “Male ears, Dead End.”

In Nonfiction~

First Place: Christina Wang from Roswell, Georgia, U.S. for “Bringing Gender Back: How the Japanese Youth Connect With Their Culture By Foregoing Gender Norms.”

Second Place: Eunice Lee from Seoul, South Korea, for “When a Mommy Becomes a Nanny.”

Third Place: Junwon Lee from Seoul, South Korea, for “The Small but Mighty Survivors.”

Finalists~

Poetry: Lyndel Cas-ing from Baguio, Philippines, for “Bloom.”

Fiction: Andrea Lee from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, U.S. for “Chains of Greece.”

Nonfiction: Yu Jung Ro from Yeonsu-Gu, South Korea for “Thirty-Nine to Sixty-One.”

Congratulations to one and all!

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