ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST

The West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contests for 2021 will open for submission on January 4, 2021.  The contest entry forms for both the adult and New Mountain Voices contests can be found below, along with the judges list and frequently asked questions list.

For 2021, we will be accepting entries via email with payments being taken care of via Pay Pal.

 ENTRY FORMS

Adult Contest Entry From Student Contest Entry Form
ADULT
CONTEST FORM
STUDENT
CONTEST FORM

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

2021 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