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2022-09-09 05:00:50

On Aug. 28, Sixth Tone announced the winners of its Writing Contest, as selected by our panel of judges. Now, we want to hear what you think.

We have published a number of highlights from the hundreds of eligible submissions we received. We invited all our readers to vote for their favorites, with the winner to be awarded our Reader Prize. After a monthlong public voting period, we are thrilled to announce the winner of the Reader Prize: “On a Loop – Rock, Paper, Scissors: Truth. Or Dare? ” by Li Yijuan.

Those interested can watch the award ceremony here to see what our judges thought about the contest and the winning submissions. We have also included comments from our judges at the bottom of each eligible article. 

The articles eligible for the Reader Prize are:

A Multigenerational Family of Immigrants – by Tianru Wang

Almost Family – by Alessandro Ceschi

Anonymous for Thirteen Years in Singapore – by Duan Wenxin, translated by Wang Jiyuan

Moxa, Receipt, Money, and Generations – by Dong Weiran

On a Loop – Rock, Paper, Scissors: Truth. Or Dare? – by Li Yijuan

Our Unuttered Love – by Zhang Yuer

The Art of Butchering – by Qin Guibing

The Family House – by Lexa W. Lee

The Posthumous Child – by Zhou Shuxuan

The Sweet Earth – by Qingqing Jessica Xi

The Twenty-Sixth Floor – by Zhang Yashu

Will Manhattan’s Chinatown Lose Its Barbershops? – by Xiong Yang

Click here to learn more about the Sixth Tone Writing Contest.

(Header image: Jens Magnusson/Ikon Images/VCG, reedited by Sixth Tone)