2023 KidSpirit Awards Honor Young Writers and Artists from Around the World

By: KidSpirit
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - June 13, 2023 - PRLog -- KidSpirit (kidspiritonline.com), the award-winning online magazine and community by and for 11-to 17-year-olds, is delighted to announce the winners of its annual KidSpirit Awards. The awards, chosen by the magazine's all-youth editorial boards around the world, recognize contributors for outstanding expository writing, personal essays, poetry, and artwork featured in KidSpirit in the last year. Over 80 editors from eight countries selected pieces created by their peers from issues on Time and Space, Who am I?, Citizenship, and Dreams and Desires. This year's award-winning pieces showcase insightful, artistic, and eloquent approaches to a wide array of topics.

Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the editors. The 2023 Big Question Award goes to a writer from New York who contemplates what it means to truly have a sense of identity.

In the Features department, editors recognize a teen from India for her exploration of the neuroscience behind dreaming, a writer from Pakistan for her piece on living a balanced life, and a New Yorker's exploration of the history of dream interpretation.

Winners in the Awesome Moments department include authors from Taiwan, Australia, and Paraguay, who share stories about connecting with family, learning to appreciate the present moment, and learning from their mistakes. Interfaith Connections Awards acknowledge youth from India, North Carolina, and Ukraine for essays on the passage of time, the importance of cultural heritage, and the role of Ukrainian cultural identity. In Media, winning pieces include reviews of The Midnight Library, The Nine Cloud Dream, Luca, and Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, by teens from the UK, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Australia.

Helping Hands Awards honor writers from Paraguay and Pakistan for their stories about helping children learn to read and an up-close look at the impact of climate change in Pakistan. The 2023 KidSpirit awards mark the editors' first time honoring fiction writers, and winners in the fiction department include two writers from India and one from Ukraine who shared stories exploring freedom, duality, and friendship. The editors also selected winners from Pakistan, India, Taiwan, Texas, Jordan, Kentucky, Singapore, and Ukraine in the Poetry and Art departments, highlighting the creative ways contributors around the world have shared their inner wisdom on this year's themes.

The 2022 PerSpectives Award - the only award reserved for an adult author - goes to don Miguel Ruiz and Barbara Emrys for their piece "The Powerful Truth of You." In their piece, both authors share insights into the powerful elements of self-discovery.

For a complete list of winners, please visit KidSpirit's website at https://kidspiritonline.com/about/whats-new/ For more information or to request an interview, please contact Taylor Cornelius at the information below.

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