Young georgia authors 2018 winners
Georgia Author of the Year (GAYA) Award WinnersThe Georgia Writers Association recognizes Georgias authors of excellence by presenting the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) Ceremony. The GAYA ceremony has the distinction of being the oldest literary awards ceremony in the Southeastern United States while reflecting the current publishing world. The GAYA honors both independently published authors and those whose books are published by traditional publishing houses. The Awards Ceremony has grown in prestige and participation since its inception in 1964 by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists. The GAYA changed hands in 1990 to Georgia Writers Association (GWA), and in 2006, the GWA began a strong affiliation with Kennesaw State Universitys Department of Humanities. The GAYA covers the traditional categories of Poetry and Fiction while accommodating the growing Creative Non-Fiction genre. In 2012, over 100 books were nominated for Georgia Author of the Year. The guidelines are revised each year to parallel the changing literary marketplace.
The Georgia Writers Association assumed responsibility for the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) shortly after its founding in 1994. The awards were first given in 1964 by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists. Commercially and independently published authors from Georgia are eligible for nomination. Awards in a variety of categories are announced and presented in June at the GAYA ceremony.
KPTS Young Authors Contest - Spring 2014 3rd Place Winners
Bulloch County Schools announced its 13 first-place system-level Young Georgia Authors Contest winners, whose entries will now be submitted to the First District RESA-level competition, and district winners will advance to the state level. Locally, students in kindergarten through twelfth grade participated in the writing event which encourages students to develop enthusiasm for and an expertise in writing.
Young Georgia Authors' Competition
The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. It is open to students in all grades in a Georgia public school and is sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English with the cooperation of the Georgia Department of Education. Each school sent its grade winners to be judged at the district level. Students in all grades, K, submitted their work to the contest in hopes of making it to the statewide competition. Students first compete within their own school system, where winners are chosen and sent to their area RESA for judging.