Young Writers Essay Contest

ParentingNH recently hosted its fourth annual essay writing contest. Thank you to those who participated!

Essayists were asked to answer the following question: What is your most prized possession? And they were asked to explain why it is important and meaningful to them.

Writers age 7 and older submitted essays about items that ranged from stuffed animals to beloved pets to books. The question must have resonated with kids and their parents as ParentingNH received a record number of entries for the contest.

Meet the 2018 winners

Contest entrants answered the essay question: What is your most prized posession. 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.

2018 outstanding writers

  • Overall winner: Aidan Sevigny
  • Winner, age 7 and younger: Tejas Nyaharkar
  • Winner, age 8-11: Meara Horan
  • Winner, age 12 and older: Molly McNeill

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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