ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST

The West Virginia Writers 2020 Annual Writing Contest is officially closed for all entries.  The winners of the contest will be announced on June 13, 2020.  Traditionally, the winners are announced during the contest awards banquet at the WV Writers Summer Conference.  WV Writers is still evaluating if that conference will still happen and in what form.  Regardless, we will reveal the winners June 13.

If you have questions, please address them to Contest Coordinator Carter Taylor Seaton at wvwcontest@gmail.com.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

2020 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