An Aralia Student Won an Honorable Mention in the New York Times Summer Reading Contest 2023

Congratulations to an Aralia student for winning Honorable Mentions prize in the prestigious New York Times writing competition! Our talented writing competition tutors have helped our student achieve remarkable success.

Aralia Student Results

We are proud to announce that during the third week of this year’s Summer Reading Contest, our student was awarded Honorable Mention.

The New York Times Summer Reading Contest is known for being highly competitive, with over 1,000 entries worldwide in just one week.

For this week’s contests, the probability of winning an Honorable Mention is only 0.6%, making their achievement all the more impressive. Winning in such a competitive contest is an amazing accomplishment and we are incredibly proud of our student’s hard work and dedication.

About the New York Times Summer Reading Contest

Since 2010, the New York Times has held a summer reading competition for middle and high school students worldwide every summer. So far, more than 80,000 students have participated. The New York Times Summer Reading Contest invites students to choose something that has sparked their interest in The Times. At the end of every week, judges from the Times newsroom pick their favorite responses, and the winner’s work will be published in The NY Times. Responses must be 1,500 characters or fewer.

Competition Schedule: Before the end of the competition (August), participants can choose any article, essay, video, interaction, podcast, or photo published in the New York Times in 2022 to analyze, write about, and submit to the competition. Every Friday from early June, NY Times will post a fresh version of this question: “What got your attention in The Times this week?” for students to respond accordingly until the following Friday.

Judges: The Learning Network staff, a team of as-yet-to-be-named New York Times journalists, and some educators nationwide.

Prizes: Chosen works will be published on The Learning Network

Competition Website


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