Young Writers Essay Contest

Parenting New Hampshire recently hosted its third annual essay writing contest. We asked creative writers of all ages from across the Granite State to submit an essay based on the following question: describe your perfect day.

Our overall winner, Madelyne Cyr is 11-years-old and lives in Weare, NH. Madelyne appears on the cover of our August issue. Congratulations to Madelyne and all of our winners!

Meet the 2017 winners

Contest entrants answered the essay question: Describe your perfect day. The winners’ creative and well-written entries from our overall and age-group winners can be found here. A sincere thank you to everyone who entered.

2017 outstanding writers

  • Overall winner: Madelyne Cyr
  • Winner, age 7 and younger: Jonathan Camire
  • Winner, age 8-11: Sophie Dandawa
  • Winner, age 12 and older: Lily Coady
     

Meet the 2016 winners

Contest entrants answered the essay question: What does being a friend mean to you? The winners’ creative and well-written entries from our overall and age-group winners can be found here. A sincere thank you to everyone who entered.

2016 outstanding writers

  • Overall winner: Kirsten Bornkessel
  • Winner, age 6 and younger: Daejean Francois
  • Winner, age 7-10: Kyle Ross
  • Winner, age 11 and older: Chloe Codner
     

Meet the 2015 winners

Contest entrants answered the essay question: If you could have any superpower, what would it be? The winners’ creative and well-written entries from our overall and age-group winners can be found here. A sincere thank you to everyone who entered.

2015 outstanding writers

  • Overall winner: Hannah Dambach
  • Winner, age 6 and younger: Jenna Bailey
  • Winner, age 7-10: Andrew Downer
  • Winner, age 11 and older: Rosie Correll
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