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Christian Creative Writing Award Issued to 18 Pieces
A screenshot shows the second Genesis Creative Writing Award Ceremony was hosted online on February 19, 2022.A screenshot shows the second Genesis Creative Writing Award Ceremony was hosted online on February 19, 2022.

The winner list of the Second Genesis Creative Writing Award was revealed to 17 authors.

The Genesis Creative Writing Award was founded by the Genesis Chinese Writing Ministry Institute or GCWMI. The First Genesis Creative Writing Award was held in 2020. Though the whole world deeply was influenced by COVID-19 at that time, the sponsor still received more than 400 contest entries. They were from the Mainland of China, Taiwan of China, Hong Kong, America, etc. The mission of the competition is to spread the culture of faith, discover excellent works, and promote the writing proficiency of believers. It is hoped that the level of literary creation of all believers could be upgraded by hosting this annual event.

This year there are six winners who had written one first-prize article, one winning-prize article, and four excellent articles for the categories of Bible Stories, Short Stories and Essays individually.

When the winner shortlist was released, the comments, suggestions, and recommendations of the judges were listed, and the scores given by the judges for the works for the Final were released too.

The solicitation of articles for the Second Genesis Creative Writing Award started on June 1, 2021, and it includes the awards for Bible Stories, Short Stories, and Essays. It aims to encourage Christian authors to read the bible and write stories about it, so as to let them write articles by combining faith and literature and jointly reclaim the soil of Chinese Christian literature.

The award-winning works of the Second Genesis Creative Writing Award is as follows:

Prizes for Bible stories: First prize, Jael written by Pan Xiaomei; Winning prize, The Heart of the Mediterranean written by Ye Shuyan; Excellent works, Daughter written by Xi Nian and Beer-Lahai-roi written by Qian Jiang

Prizes for short stories: First prize, Old Woman and the Preacher written by Li Youran; Winning prize, Drowning written by Chen Lifang; Excellent works, The Story of My Uncle written by Liu Sun and Disposition written by Saladandan

Prizes for essays: First prize, The Pointlessness of Waiting written by Wu Zishu; Winning prize, The World Is A Pair Of Pointy Shoes written by Saladandan; Excellent works, Gazing written by Li Yanmei and Returning Home of Daughter written by Yu Meixuan

- Translated by Nicolas Cao

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