The 2015 New Voices Young Writers Competition will open soon! Read the rules for all the info!
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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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"Conflict is the struggle against someone or something in which the outcome is in doubt. In books, bad things happen to good people." ~ Debra Dixon
"Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of." – Kurk Vonnegut.
"Let me warn you... if conflict makes you unconfortable or you have difficulity wrecking the lives of your characters, you need to consider another line of work ,"~ Debra Dixon
"When you describe a character, you give the reader an image of him. But when you put him to the test by putting him in conflict, then he springs to life. He is forced to make a decision, and then forced to act upon that decision. This displays the mettle of the character, which allows the reader to get to the essence of who the character is." ~ Elizabeth George
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.