Ice Lolly Review Campaign Contest

The magazine is proud to announce the international Campaign Contest. The Campaign Contest is a literary contest open to all writers age 12-18.  Its goal is to raise awareness and encourage youth activism.  

Winners Announced 

Our contest has come to a close. Thank you for participating! It was truly an honor to read each and every piece. We were thoroughly impressed at the amount of quality work and the passion and voice of the youth. We hope that you continue to write and continue to put your work out there. The world needs more writers like you! 

- The Team at Ice Lolly Review 

Poetry Winner - "how to take a perfect selfie: a tutorial" by Sal Kang

 

Fiction Winner -"Triumph to Last" by Trini Feng 

 

Nonfiction Winner - "It's All About Eyes" by S. McKiernan 

Poetry Finalists 

"American Reflex" by Gabriella McField 

"dinner" by Jasmine Kapadia 

"Allah Cries With Mama" by Ashwatha Suresh 

"how to take a perfect selfie: a tutorial" by Sal Kang 

"Flowers in her Lungs" by Kirtan Savith Kumar 

Fiction Finalists

"Pluto's Toes, 'A Kinder Sea', and Constantinople" by Zoha Arif 

"Sweet Treats" by Gabrielle Bachemin 

"A Wendigo in Little Tokyo" by Yejin Suh 

"Ehyehasher Ehyehasher" by Ashwatha Suresh 

"Triumph to Last" by Trini Feng 

Nonfiction Finalists 

"It's okay to not Be okay" by Ulyana Rozumna 

"It's All About Eyes" by S. McKiernan 

"Dire Consequences" by Alec Wachsman

Commended Writers 

"Shadow of a Father" by Bianca Jortner 

"Train of Fools" by Sonia Mehta 

"july" by Madison Jordan 

"mother // mother" by KatieAnn Nguyen 

"Turning Screams Into Whispers" by Jasmine Herri 

"Transgressions, for My Own Sake" by Isabelle Rutherford 

"Hymn of the Sinner" by Jenna Chadwick 

 

"history" by Sophie Chiang 

 

"Too Fast" by Victoria Spencer 
 

Finalists Announced 

After reading and rereading the wonderful submissions to the magazine's contest. We have narrowed down the list to five finalists in poetry, five finalists in fiction, and three finalists in nonfiction. We had a surprisingly low number of submissions in nonfiction so we decided to limit the number of finalists to three. Thank you for participating in our contest. Overall we received submissions in the three digits from 12 different countries and 16 different states.  Winners in each category will be announced on April 15, along with a list of commended writers. Please remember that at the end of the day, finalist or not, your writing is valid and cherished. 

- The Team at Ice Lolly Review 

Poetry Finalists 

"American Reflex" by Gabriella McField 

"dinner" by Jasmine Kapadia 

"Allah Cries With Mama" by Ashwatha Suresh 

"how to take a perfect selfie: a tutorial" by Sal Kang 

"Flowers in her Lungs" by Kirtan Savith Kumar 

Fiction Finalists 

"Pluto's Toes, 'A Kinder Sea', and Constantinople" by Zoha Arif 

"Sweet Treats" by Gabrielle Bachemin 

"A Wendigo in Little Tokyo" by Yejin Suh 

"Ehyehasher Ehyehasher" by Ashwatha Suresh 

"Triumph to Last" by Trini Feng 

Nonfiction Finalists 

"It's okay to not Be okay" by Ulyana Rozumna 

"It's All About Eyes" by S. McKiernan 

"Dire Consequences" by Alec Wachsman

 

 

About

The Campaign Contest is an international initiative that seeks to raise awareness to certain issues and social movements using writing. It aims to bring light to different viewpoints and issues important to today's youth. The Contest is solely funded by the editor's pocket. Half of the winning money will be donated to a non-profit organization of the winner's choice and the other half will go to the winner. Some organizations you might consider donating to are Feeding America, American Red Cross, She Should Run, etc. 

Submission Guidelines

Genres: Nonfiction (Memoir, Personal Essay), Fiction, and Poetry. 

Theme: There is no specific theme but your piece must touch upon social issues or issues that are important to you. The theme can be subtle but it must be there. Some themes you may consider writing about are ethnicity, identity, feminism, BLM, climate change, mental illnesses, etc. 

Word Count: Up to 2,000 words or up to 100 lines for poetry. We will make exceptions if your word count or lines are a little over. 

Submission Guidelines: Submissions must be in Times New Roman, font 12, and 1.15 spacing. Please include your first and last name on the top left side of your piece along with your age and email. This will make the judging process a lot easier. 

Criteria: Pieces will be judged by the Ice Lolly Review team and winners will be chosen based on originality, grammar, and voice. 

 

Previously published submissions and simultaneous submissions are allowed. You can submit as many pieces as you like but please only submit one piece per google form. This helps the team keep track of submissions. All submissions are considered for publication in our magazine.

Submissions must be in English. 

Hate and bigotry will not be tolerated. 

Submission Date: December 26, 2020, to February 28th, 2021. Please do not submit to the contest before or after this timeline. Winners and finalists will be notified via email. 

All submissions will be judged anonymously. 

Prizes: $100 to one winner in each category. $50 will be given to the winner and $50 will be donated to the charity of the winner's choice. The money will be sent via PayPal. 

The submission window is closed. Finalists will be notified on March 15th. 

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