The 2015 New Voices Young Writers Competition entry period is now over!
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The New Voices 2014 Anthology is now available for download. Click here.
We congratulate the winners of the 2014 New Voices Young Writers competition. Their work is included in the New Voices 2014 anthology. Scroll down for the full list of this year's talented young writers.
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The 2014 New Voices Anthology is now available for download, as are the anthologies for all previous years. Click on the New Voices Anthology link in the menu.
"When you speak, your words echo only across the room or down the hall. But when you write, your words echo down the ages." ~ Bud Gardner – Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul
“The act of reading is a partnership. The author builds a house, but the reader makes it a home.” ~ Jodi Picoult
“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily; sometimes it’s like a rock and then blasting it out with charges.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
Grand Prize Winners
|Junior Division||A New Life (Short Story)||Victoria G.||Mississippi, USA|
|Senior Division||To Take the Route of Heaney (Essay)||Linda C.||Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|First Place||Wave Dogs||Ally B.||Texas, USA|
|Second Place||The War of Worlds||Brianna A.||Alabama, USA|
|Third Place||War Haiki||James R.||Alabama, USA|
|Award of Excellence||I Dream a Dream||Alexa P.||Maryland, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Rewarding Diligence||Jasmine B.||New York, USA|
|Judges' Award||If But Thine Eyes||Elise S.||Minnesota, USA|
|First Place||A New Life||Victoria G.||MIssissippi, USA|
A Diary of an American
Concentration Camp Survivor
|Catherine B.||Alabama, USA|
|Third Place||Guardian Angel||Jocelyn B.||Washington, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Sixteen||Gabby G.||California, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Death||Alyssa C.||Alabama, USA|
|Judges' Award||My Wasteland||Brianna A.||Alabama, USA|
|First Place||Animal Freedom||Prerana P.||Sharjah, United Arab Emirates|
|Second Place||Journey Across the Atlantic||Aisha M.||Wisconsin, USA|
|Third Place||A New Power Source||Andy C.||Virginia, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Katherine's Mission||Katherine M.||Georgia, USA|
|Honorable Mention||The Competition||Zachary T.||Georgia, USA|
|Judges' Award||What Do I Do?||Brittany S.||Alabama, USA|
|First Place||The Ocean||Sandhya S.||New York, USA|
|Second Place||Thoughts||Alexandra P.||Massachusetts, USA|
|Third Place||To Lie in the Fallen Leaves||Abbie M.||Pennsylvania, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Baby||Madeleine L.||California, USA|
|Honorable Mention||The Cover||Yuriy M.||New York, USA|
|Judges' Award||Tears||Ivy Z.||Ontario, Canada|
|First Place||Mustache||Jacob W.||Texas, USA|
|Second Place||The Soldier Comes Home||Stephen M.||Texas, USA|
|Third Place||Secret Worlds||Siqi L.||Illinois, USA|
|Award of Excellence||On the Ship with the Lights||Kayla J.||Texas, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Requiem||Ella C.||Illinois, USA|
|Judges' Award||Dancing Away||Denise K.||Texas, USA|
|First Place||To Take the Route of Heaney||Linda C.||Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|Second Place||Bonjour, Mon Ami||Victoria T.||Illinois, USA|
|Third Place||Confusion of a Banana||Madeleine L.||California, USA|
|Award of Excellence||The Horror!||Harrison B.||Kansas, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Brown Eyes||Neehar B.||Minnesota, USA|
|Judges' Award||Jackie||Seung J.||Illinois, USA|
One of the leading competitions in the electronic world for young authors, the New Voices Young Writer's Competition™ encourages reading and writing among middle and high school students while introducing them to the exciting world of eBooks and ePublishing, the wave of the literary future.
The New Voices Young Writer's Competition™ can become a launching pad into the world of publishing for many young writers, allowing them their first taste of professional feedback and pushing them to achieve their dream of seeing their words in print.
Established by EPIC in 2006, the competition accepts entries from students attending public, private, or home schools from all over the world.