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  • Peace Corps Country since 2014
  • Write On! Competition participant 2015-Present
  • Creative Writing Tip:  Try free-writing or stream of consciousness writing. If you’ve had a memorable experience but don’t know how to start, time yourself for 5 minutes or so and try to write as quickly as possible, never editing or correcting. This can be a great way to develop an idea or unexpectedly create a great piece of work.
  • 3 International Winners
  • Fun Fact: Kosovo is the newest (declared independence in 2008) and the only Muslim-majority country in Europe.

2018 National Winners

  • 6th Grade | Dobërçan
    • On your way to school you meet a dragon. The dragon is lost and you decide to spend your day with him. Describe your day with the dragon.
  • 7th Grade | Drenas
    • You’re on a hike in the forest when the trees start talking to you! What do they say and what do you do?
  • 8th Grade | Mitrovica
    • Describe a future where robots have taken over the world.
  • 9th Grade | Gjilan
    • You wake up and discover that you are the ruler of a planet. Describe a day in your life.
  • 10th Grade | Kamenica
    • You are exploring in the woods with a friend when you get lost. You meet a person who offers to lead you out and you accept. However, before long you get the feeling you are being led somewhere nobody would want to go.
  • 11th Grade | Prishtina
    • Invent a new season and how it affects the world.
  • 12th Grade | Deçan
    • You are a kid’s imaginary friend, but you find yourself slowly fading away as they grow older.
  • University 1 | Kamenica
    • Write about a normal day in the year 4000.
  • University 2 | Prishtina
    • You discover that you and your life are actually someone else’s dream. Whose dream is it? What will you do with this knowledge?
  • University 3 | Prishtina
    • You bolt awake but you’re not immediately sure what awakened you. You
      fumble for your cell phone to check the time, but as you reach for the bedside table, your hand passes through it as if it were mist. After a moment…
  • University 4  | Mitrovica
    • Write a story from the villain’s perspective.

2017 National Winners

    • 6th Form | Junik
      “What would life be like if you were the size of an ant?”
    • 7th Form | Mitrovica
      “You wake up one morning and discover two eyes on the back of your head. What do you do? Why do you think they are there? What is your day like?”
    • 8th Form | Përlepnicë, Gjilan
      “You turn on the TV to watch the news. A bank has been robbed. The police are searching for whoever did this. You sit down on the couch with your breakfast when suddenly there is a loud pounding on your door. You see police officers and police cars with their lights flashing: “Open up!” They shout.”
    • 9th Form | Gjilan
      “How would life be different if there was no land, only water?”
    • 10th Form | Panorc, Malisheva
      “You are watching TV one day and see that your face is on the news. The news anchor is saying your name, and that you are wanted by the police! You’re getting very confused when, suddenly, an identical version of you appears in your doorway!”
    • 11th Form | Decan
      “If you could switch lives with a famous person for one day who would you choose?”
    • 12th Form | Kamenica
      “Change the ending to one fairy tale.”
    • Professional| Novo Brdo
      “You’re late for work because you overslept, but your boss hates over-sleepers. He does love entertaining stories, so create the most outlandish excuse as to why you were late.”

2016 National Winners

    • 6th Form
      “Describe the everyday thoughts of a dog in your country.”
    • 7th Form  
      “Would you rather explore space or the oceans? Why?”
    • 8th Form| International Winner
      “You can go back to any time in history. What time would you go to? What would you do there?”
    • 9th Form | International Winner
      “The Evil Emperor must be stopped. You, the hero of the story, have the powers to summon any mystical creature to help fight him. Which mystical creature do you choose, and how do you two stop the Evil Emperor?”
    • 10th Form | International Winner
      “You have invented something that will change the world. What is it? How does it work?”
    • 11th Form
      “You can spend your whole life traveling anywhere you want to go, but you can never stay in one place for more than three months OR you can spend your whole life in your hometown, but you can never leave. Which would you choose and why?”
    • 12th Form
      “For one year, you can do anything you want. Money is not a problem and you will not get in trouble for anything you do. But at the end of the year, you forget everything that happened. What do you do?”

2015 National Winners

    • 6th Form | Majac
      “You have a hat with strange powers.  What happens when you put it on?”
    • 7th Form | Banjë e Pejes
      “Everything you draw comes to life. What do you draw?”
    • 8th Form | Carrabreg
      “If you could be famous for one thing, what would you be famous for? Why do you want to be famous for that?”
    • 9th Form | Majac
      “A beautifully wrapped package is at your door with the message, “Guard this with your life.” What’s in it and how do you protect it?”
    • 10th Form | Suhareka
      “You invent a new kind of medicine. What does it cure? What are the side effects?”
    • 11th Form | Suhareka
      “You snap your fingers once and your best friend appears beside you. You snap your fingers again and you are both transported to your favorite place. What happens when you snap your fingers again?”
    • 12th Form | Suhareka
      “If you were given the opportunity to travel the rest of your life, but under the condition that you cannot return to your home, would you take it? Why?”

1 thought on “Kosovo”

  1. Kosovo isn’t the only Muslim-majority country in Europe. Albania is Muslim-majority too.

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