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. 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. We were tremendously impressed with the quality of all the entries this year.
First Place: “Haozhen” by Tiffany Wang
Denton, Texas, USA
Second Place: “Between Islands” by Janghwan Bae
Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Third Place: “Ronin: the Fallen Samurai” by Moon Hyung Lee
Seoul, South Korea
First Place: “A Reason for Hope” by Mark Min Seong Kim
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Second Place: “Jews and the Black Death” by Hannah Rosenthal
Hauppauge, New York, USA
Third Place: “The Problems of Stressful Educational System in Singapore” by Vincent Yohanes, Indonesia
First Place: “The Third Daughter” by Allie Spensley
Avon Lake, Ohio, USA
Second Place: “A Red Eulogy” by Lisa Zou
Chandler, Arizona, USA
Third Place: “Terrorism, an unknown entity” by Moiz Khan
Roanoke, VA, USA, Pakistani exchange student
2015 winning entries will be published in our 2016 DoveTales. Participation Certificates and Awards will be sent out the week of May 3rd. Be sure to watch our blog and Facebook page to learn more about these talented young writers, and what our judges had to say about their work. We would like to thank our prestigious panel of judges: Antonya Nelson, fiction; Steve Almond, Nonfiction; Stephen Kuusisto, poetry.
Congratulations to all our contest winners!
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