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West Virginia Writers, Inc.
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ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST

The 2023 WV Writers Writing Contest is open January 2, 2023 through March 31, 2023. Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet of the 2023 WVW Summer Writing Conference, June 10, 2023. 

Here are the electronic entry forms for the Adult Contest and the New Mountain Voices (K-12) Contest. We prefer electronic entries.

(If you need to mail your entry instead, here are the printable Adult and NMV forms.)

CONTEST WINNERS LIST 2022

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

2023 JUDGE BIOS

FACTS ABOUT THE CONTEST

  • Established in 1982

  • The state's largest writing competition.

  • Adult contest open to West Virginia residents and members of WV Writers, Inc., adult or college-level.

  • New Mountain Voices Student Writing Contest (with different writing categories for grades 1-5, 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Over $122,000.00 in prize money awarded since 1982.


Competition Winners from Years Past
2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017, 2018,
2019, 2020, 2021, 2022