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 and former YCTeen or Represent writers may not enter the writing contest.
• Previous winners 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 winter’s contest are:

The Aroma of Home Food Made My Mind Hallucinate

The Price of a Soda

The Best Form of Validation

Soften Your Grip, But Don’t Let Go

Beautiful Now

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

Winners will be notified by May 10, 2024. Read the winning letters from Winter 2024 here!

Any questions, contact [email protected].