The 2015 New Voices Young Writers Competition will open soon! Read the rules for all the info!
We apologize for the delay in announcing the winners of the 2014 (that is, this year's) competition.
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.
Cover courtesy of Sheri L. McGathy.
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The 2013 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.
The 2014 Anthology will be available for download very soon.
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||Teaers||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|
"What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Accross the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic" ~ Carl Sagan
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“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ~ Robert Frost
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.