Writopia Youth Essay Conference

Populism: Fighting for Liberalism without Liberals

by Luke Widenhouse, age 15

How is the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Determined?

by Kristen Billings, age 12

The Forgotten Cowboys

by Lydia Wei, age 16

What is Constructive Criticism and Why is it Important?

Greer Welte, age 13

Conspiracy Theories

by Julien Gotay, age 15

Lenin’s Declaration: A Reflection of the Toiling People’s Anger

by Lyon Kim, age 14

Feel the Heat: How Qatar is Converting to Solar Energy

by Aparna Viswanathan, age 13

What’s the Tea?

by Daido Ouattara, age 14

The Girl Behind the Wheelchair

by Jocelene Ramnanan, age 13

Sorry, I Can’t Eat That

by Sarina Motwani, age 16

The Concept of Roleplaying

by Finn Hamre-Myers, age 14

Home Is Where the Heart Is: The Meaning of Two Distinct Words

by Stella Geller, age 13

Margaret Sanger: Role Model or Racist Eugenicist?

by Eloise Harcourt, age 16

Nolan’s Inception, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and the Femme Fatale

by Oscar Tirabassi, age 16

Consent: Hidden in the Length of My Skirt?

by Julia Sperling, age 16

Spinsters, Damsels and Green-Skinned Space Babes: An Analysis of Female Representation in Sci-fi Films

by Nancy Yao, age 14

Definitive Characterization: The Insidious Corruption of High Art

by Benjamin Samuels, age 13

The Ancient World and The Future World: Yesterday and Tomorrow

by Lilly Elliasevich, age 13

Separating Art from the Artist in the Age of #MeToo

by Abigail Sylvor Greenberg, age 16

Linguistic Relativity: the Impact of Language & Society

by Ella Berg, age 16


by Noah Um, age 12


by Carson Stultz, age 13

The Negative Impacts Eyewitness Misidentification Has Had on American Society

by Ashanti Benons, age 16

A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials

by Jason Milch, age 16


by Ashley Ware, age 16

Complicating the Declaration of Independence: An Analysis of Three Case Studies

by Yanna Glogov, age 14