Young Writers, Artists, and Poets Recognized by Peers with 2018 KidSpirit Awards
KidSpirit provides a unique forum for young people to explore life's big questions, and award recipients represent the wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, and interests that make up the magazine's global community. This year's award-winning pieces showcase brave, creative, and inspiring approaches to a wide array of substantive topics.
Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the editors. The 2018 Big Question Award goes to a writer who explored why resilience is key to our wellbeing.
In the Features department, editors recognized a nuanced piece on the many aspects of conformity; a thought-provoking analysis of destruction's role in creativity and art; and an important perspective on the complicated nature of communicating as a non-verbal teen.
Winners in the Awesome Moments department include essays on connecting deeply with peers across difference, witnessing a new way of life in the Amazon, and coming to terms with imperfection. Interfaith Connections Awards acknowledge a compelling reflection on the lasting impact of division and displacement;
The 2018 PerSpectives Award - the only award reserved for an adult author - goes to Benjamin Jealous for his piece "Courage: The Bedrock of Unity." Jealous draws on his personal experiences to illustrate the importance of coming together as a diverse but united community.
For a complete list of winners, please visit KidSpirit's website at https://kidspiritonline.com/
Operations Associate, KidSpirit