Teens: Enter the writing contest for a chance to win prize money!

Youth Communication is sponsoring a writing contest for young people. Every three months, we will highlight five recent articles and ask readers to write a response to the author of a story. Tell them how you related to their story, what lessons you learned, or other ways the story impacted you. We will choose three winners with prizes of $150 (1st prize), $75 (2nd prize), and $50 (3rd prize.) 

Contest Rules:

• You must be between the ages of 14 and 19.
• Letters should be no more than 300 words.
• You may respond to only one story.
• If you win, your letter will be published on our website. Tell us if you want it 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 YouthComm or Represent writers may not enter the writing contest.
• Letters may be edited by Youth Communication editors for brevity and clarity. All entries become property of Youth Communication.


The stories for this semester’s contest are:

To Protect My Foster Dad, To Get Back in the Classroom, To See My Friends’ Faces Again: Why I Got the Vaccine

How I Beat My Depression

An Apology in Action

Life on My Own

Smoking Weed to Fit In

The deadline for submissions is Sept. 30.  Winners will be notified by Oct. 15 and their letters will be featured on our website. Any questions, contact sberkman@youthcomm.org.

If you heard about this contact from a teacher or counselor please add their name and email address to your entry.