Young Writers


  • Young Writers Contest – The West Virginia Young Writers Contest has honored outstanding writing by students in grades 1-12 from every county in the state of West Virginia for over thirty-five years. The contest is an initiative of the Central West Virginia Writing Project at Marshall University and the West Virginia Department of Education. Young Writers Day is a celebration of writing and writers and is held each May. The 2023 Young Writers Day will be hosted at the University of Charleston.
  • Young Writers Day – Young Writers Day is the annual celebration of writers and writing for students in grades 1-12 in the state of West Virginia. It brings together county and state winners of the writing contest, teachers, and county coordinators for a full day of writing activities. The young writers have the opportunity to hear presentations from leading authors, participate in writing workshops, and explore books by a wide range of authors. The day culminates in an awards ceremony that recognizes state and county winners.
  • Contest Anthologies – The West Virginia Young Writers Contest Anthologies are compiled for your enjoyment from the 2007 contest to the most current 2022 contest! It displays the writing of eighteen students who first won in their counties in their grade level divisions and then won at the state level. These young writers represent counties from all around the state. Included are the West Virginia state winners of first, second, and third place in each grade level category.