Ycteen Essay Contest 2016

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YCteen Writing Contest #243
Make Your Voice Heard!
Do you have a strong feeling about an article you read in YCteen? We'd like to hear about it.

YCteen is written by a staff of teen writers who work in our New York City newsroom. But writing is a form of conversation, and we want you to join in.

We invite you to submit letter to the writer, responding to their story. This is an opportunity to express your opinion or present your own point of view on a story you've read.

Start your letter with "Dear [writer's name]" and reference the article by the title. End it with "Sincerely" and your name, address, high school, and age.

Here are some prompts to inspire you:
  • What stood out to you about the story you chose?
  • Can you relate to what the writer experienced? How is your own experience similar, or different?
  • If you disagree with the writer, explain why you think differently or how you might have handled the situation.
  • Did the story change your opinion or influence your actions?
  • Are there aspects that the writer has not considered?

What Do You Think About the
Florida Teen Activists?
After the Valentine's Day shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead, many survivors have become public activists for nationwide changes on gun control. Students are passionately speaking out to local and national leaders about making schools safer for everyone by restricting access to guns.

Together, they have formed the #NeverAgain movement to challenge the NRA's opposition to gun control laws. For this issue's Writing Contest, in addition to your letters to our writers, we are accepting letters in which you tell us what these students' actions mean to you. Are you inspired by the power of youth voices? Do you agree with the Florida high school students that gun access should be restricted? Tell us—and make your voice heard!

[click here to enter online]

Contest Rules:

  • You must be between the ages of 14 and 19.
  • Letters should be no more than 300 words.
  • If you win, your story will be published on our website and in our print issue. Tell us if you want your story to be printed anonymously—but you should still type in your full name and complete address so we know where to mail your check if you win.
  • Current YCteen or Represent writers may not enter the writing contest.
  • You MUST provide your full name, age, and a U.S. address to win.
  • Letters may be edited by Youth Communication editors for brevity and clarity. All entries become property of Youth Communication.


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Halloween Contest:Throughout this month and October, The Write Place will be hosting a scary story contest! Students can write a frightening or funny or any kind of scary story they want (as long as it’s less than 1 full page). Then they must submit it to the Write Place via the website by October 28th in order to be considered. The top two stories will win an exciting prize!!

 


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Ayn Rand Anthem Essay Contest:  This annual writing contest for teens in grades eight, nine and ten is currently open now through March 25, 2016.  To enter, read the book Anthem, then choose from one of three essay topics provided on the contest page.  This writing contest is open to 8th-10th grade students worldwide.  Prizes are as follows: FIRST PRIZE: $2,000, 5 SECOND PRIZES: $500, 10 THIRD PRIZES: $200, 45 FINALISTS: $50, 175 SEMIFINALISTS: $30.

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Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Essay Contest: This annual writing contest is open to teens in grades 10 and 11 worldwide.  Read the novel, then pick from one of three essay topics.  To enter, submit your essay entry no later than April 29, 2016.  Prizes are as follows:  FIRST PRIZE: $10,000, 5 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000, 10 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000, 45 FINALISTS: $100, 175 SEMIFINALISTS: $50

 

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Teen Ink Magazine:  If you are ages 13-19 and you’d like to be published in this online magazine, you can submit an original work of poetry, fiction or non-fiction.  There is no entry deadline; submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. No residence eligibility requirements are stated.  Teen Ink also has a printed edition; if your work is accepted for the printed edition, you will receive a free copy of that month’s magazine.

 

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YC Teen Magazine:  This online teen magazine holds ongoing writing contests for teens.  First place winners receive $150, second place wins $75 and third place winners receive $50.  Winners will also be published in the magazine, in print and online. To enter, you must be a resident of the USA; submit an original, non-fiction essay about you that is 800 words or less.

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Scholarship Experts:  Below is a sampling of essay contests/scholarships from Scholarship Experts, a really cool website where you can apply for scholarships as early as middle school.  The requirements are you must be ages 13 and up, a legal resident of the USA/DC and you are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education (college).  To enter, submitting an online response that is 250 words or less.  This applies to all of the scholarship essay contests below:

 

 

 

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