Wadadli Pen Announces 2020 Winners


The Wadadli Youth Pen Prize is proud to announce that for the first time the overall winner’s spot will be shared by two talented writers.  The Wadadli Pen competition has been held annually since 2004, giving writers an avenue to flex their talents. The Wadadli Pen competition has two stipulations; use your creative freedom and pieces must have a Caribbean flavor.

This year Wadadli Pen received 57 entries. Overall the judges were impressed with the level of creativity and enjoyed the judging process which in some cases separated finalists by a mere few points.

The Wadadli Pen is pleased to announce the 2020 winners:


7 to 12 Category

Cheyanne Darroux (Tom, the Ninja Crab)

Golden Grove Primary School


2nd place

Ciara Thomas (My Favourite Dish)

Sunnydale Primary School


3rd Place

Zaniah Pigott (A Mermaid)
Island Academy


Honorable Mention

Sienna Harney-Barnes (A New World)
St. Nicholas Primary


13 to 17 Category

D’chaiya Emmanuel (Two Worlds Collide)

Antigua Girls High School


2nd place

William Henderson (The Beast of Barbados)

St. Anthony’s Secondary School


3rd Place

Aria-Rose Browne (The Fabled Truth)

St. Anthony’s Secondary School


Honorable Mention

Judah Christian (The John Bull Effect)

Antigua Grammar School


18 to 35 Category


Andre Warner (A Bright Future for Tomorrow)


2nd Place

Lehana Simon (Lead Me Lord)


3rd Place

Sethson Burton (Oh, Beach That I Once Loved)


Overall Winner 2020

Cheyanne Darroux & Andre Warner


Special Prizes

‘Imagine a Future’ Climate Change Themed Submission

Andre Warner


School with the Most Entries

Sunnydale Primary


Writers in the winner’s circle will receive a mix of prizes – cash, gift certificates, books, and presents. Full prize breakdown and winning stories have been posted to http://wadadlipen.wordpress.com

The Wadadli Pen would like to thank all of the writers who submitted entries. Gratitude is also extended to all of the patrons who donated this year’s prizes.


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  1. Wonderful news. Congrats to all entrants and especially the overall winners. Continue reading and writing as you advance in life. Help others along the way and serve your country well.

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