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New York Times TEEN ESSAY CONTEST

New York Times Teen Essay ContestThis teen essay contest invites high school students to connect a topic studied in the classroom with a New York Times article, video or podcast. Explore connections, draw parallels or explain the topic’s relevance for today.

Eligibility: Ages 13 – 19

Prize: Publication in The New York Times

Read Previous Winners:  See New York Times article by Katherine Schulten:  “Making Connections: 50 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link Classic Texts to the World Today”

How to Enter: Find link in above article.

Full New York Times Contest Calendar: Found HERE via the Learning Network.

Guidelines:

  1. Choose some piece of academic content: something you’ve been reading, discussing or learning about in school. It may be a work of literature, an event in history, a concept in civics, a phenomenon in science or something else entirely. It can be as small as a single haiku or as large as a world-changing event like the Industrial Revolution.
  2. Find something published in The New York Times in 2018 or 2019 (article, Op-Ed, image, video, graphic or podcast, etc.) that you think connects to your chosen subject in some interesting, meaningful way, and explain how.
  • What relevance does your academic content have to our world today?
  • What does it have to do with your life and the lives of those around you?
  • What parallels do you see between it and something happening in our culture or the news?
  • What lessons does it offer for us today?
  1. Tell us in 450 words or fewer, how and why the two things connect.

Deadline: January 21, 2019