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. Many thanks to the teachers and mentors who encouraged, inspired, and guided them to prepare their best work. 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. We’re so happy to share their work with you now!
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.”
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.”
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.”
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