Column For a column to be considered the best in its class, it needs to be a column. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship! Please contact your District Chair for more information.
Information for Optimist Members planning the contest: Please use paper clips. If you win, your story will be published on our website and in our print issue. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed.
Students All Club-level contests are held by early February. Enterprise stories should be judged on the quality of the writing, as well as the sourcing, depth and overall structure of the piece.
That is, it must have an element of opinion in it. The best feature stories have a lyrical voice to some degree and a unique quality to them. Here are some prompts to inspire you: But writing is a form of conversation, and we want you to join in.
A series with multiple entries over one subject, or a lengthy piece with numerous sources about an issue in the sports community. There is no minimum age. The quality of writing obviously plays a role here, too.
They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic. Beyond nuts and bolts, what story is more readable?
August 29, Make Your Voice Heard! The larger the circulation division, the more likely game stories will be shorter and more to the point, with less room for colorful prose.
The writer makes the story, not the other way around. For additional information, please contact Optimist International Programs Department by e-mail at programs optimist. YCteen is written by a staff of teen writers who work in our New York City newsroom.
On that page, Clubs can find useful materials to help them get started with a new Essay Contest program. Keep headline on submission but redact byline and name of newspaper in article.
A long feature story is not an enterprise story and should not be judged as such. It should be sourced to reflect all sides of an 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.
Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. Contest Descriptions News story Not to state the obvious, but a news story needs to have a news element. Certificates of Participation If your Club or District is sponsoring a contest, certificates of participation can be presented to all contestants.
Submissions must be reconfigured to be sent on standard 8. The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live.
Submissions must be mailed and postmarked by February Look for a well expressed opinion on a matter relevant to the audience.
Are there aspects that the writer has not considered? Feature story Feature stories should be judged on the caliber of writing and not necessarily the content of the story. You must be between the ages of 14 and Letters may be edited by Youth Communication editors for brevity and clarity.
The Essay Contest planning pages are intended for use by Optimist Clubs in organizing and conducting a contest in their Club. Letters should be no more than words.Essay Contest – Compelled Speech and Gender-Neutral Pronouns Bill C, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, was passed into law by the Parliament of Canada in June About the JFTC Essay Competition.
JFTC has been sponsoring the JFTC Essay Competition sinceto encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance.
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. YCteen Magazine (Single Copy Subscription) [BUY NOW] STORE. Contests Outdoor Media Climate Challenge.
Outdoor Writers Association of America is facilitating and judging the Outdoor Media Climate Challenge curated by Conservation Hawks.
This contest is designed to recognize and reward media members who share an accurate, compelling climate message with hunters & anglers in the. OCCA names environmental essay contest winners COOPERSTOWN – Following a competitive essay contest, the Otsego County Conservation Association has awarded three Otsego County middle-school students with a week-long stay at a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Summer Camp.
catholic citizenship essay contest The Order encourages all councils and assemblies to sponsor the Knights of Columbus Essay Contest at schools in their communities. The essay contest is a creative way to encourage young people to become citizens who are firmly grounded in the Faith.Download