“It’s always a pleasure to read the essays, and I especially loved the prompts this year. I have to say, I was particularly taken with some of the younger grade essays.” Cynthia Phoel
“It is my pleasure to be on the national judging panel for the 4th successive year! I was given the unique chance to meet young people, who are definitely our future day. And what I feel is respect and admiration!” Darina Konova
On April 22nd 2017 at the American University in Blagoevgrad we celebrated the achievements of this year’s winners and their teachers. All participants had the opportunity to visit the university campus. The students and their teachers received T-shirts (I became a WRITER to give the VOICES in my head something PRODUCTIVE to do 🙂 and prizes provided by Klett, Macmillan, Express Publishing and Mondelez. The CORPluS Foundation awarded the winners with vоuchers for books. The American University in Blagoevgrad awarded Tsvetina Chirganska (PMG Yane Sandanski, Gotse Delchev) with a three-week summer camp and Bilyana Tsolova (32 SU, Sofia) with an intensive TOEFL course. Daniela Kirilova (PEG Prof. d-r Asen Zlatarov, Veliko tarnovo) received the special prize in the name of the American writer Cynthia Phoel who was a former Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria. The award ceremony marked the closing of this year’s campaign. We want to thank all our partners for their generous contributions towards our project: US Embassy in Sofia, American University in Bulgaria, AVO-Bell and Integral.
The collection of this year winning entries will be published SOON 🙂