Young Writers Contest

If we are to hope for a more peaceful, healthy planet, we need future leaders with vision, clarity and empathy. Our Young Writers Contest challenges students to increase their global and cultural awareness while refining their creative writing skills. It’s a simple challenge that teachers all over the world have integrated into their school curriculum. Since our first contest in 2012, Writing for Peace has received entries from young writers in 34 countries. Now, one Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $200.

2021 Young Writers Contest Guidelines

Young Writers Contest Winners

Youth Summit

Whatever direction you choose in life, the ability to write well will aid in communication, one of the most highly sought skills in every discipline. Challenge yourself to master the art of writing, and enter our annual Young Writers Contest. You’ll find a wealth of resources on our site.

Young Writers Resources


“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

~Mahatma Gandhi


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17 thoughts on “Young Writers Contest

  1. Marci

    When I meditate and go into myself, the concentration is on sending out the loving energy throughout the world. In hopes of creating peace and harmony. By either listening to silence or serene music. Practicing my breathing techniques while doing so. And feeling the total bliss that our creator has blessed each and everyone of us with. Having peace on the inside and that of the outer realms as well.

    May Peace Be With Everyone!

  2. Maria Erickson

    I found this contest online and it wasn’t recommended by my english teacher. Do I have to give her information to submit an entry?

  3. Hannah

    If I’m submitting over summer vacation and I’m going to a new school next year do I put the school I’m going to in August or the one I left in May?

  4. Emma

    I did not know about this contest until today, 18 days after the given deadline. When will the next Young Writers Contest be available? Thanks!

  5. Tasha

    I want to enter the contest, but my work is a fiction piece in verse. Should I submit as a poem or as a short story?

  6. Anonymous

    Hello! No pressure, but when are the results coming out? Is the delay indefinite? If I’m not mistaken, the guidelines say the winners and finalists would be announced on the 1st, but it’s now the 2nd (or the 3rd, where I live) …


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