Aralia Student Wins Second Prize in New York Times Summer Reading Contest 2021

Aralia Student Wins Second Prize in New York Times Summer Reading Contest 2021
Congratulations to an Aralia student for winning second prize in the prestigious New York Times writing competition! Our talented writing competition tutors have helped our students achieve remarkable success.
Aralia Student Results

Following the successful publication of an article on Teen Ink by one of our students, we proudly announce that another student has won a new award.

3 in total

Student S, Grade 10, Second Prize
Student A, Grade 12, Second Prize
Student A, Grade 11, Honorable Mentions

The New York Times Summer Reading Contest is known for its high level of competition, with over 1,000 participants worldwide in one week alone. The probability of winning is only 2.38%, making their achievement even more impressive. Winning prizes in such a competitive competition is a remarkable accomplishment, and we are incredibly proud of their hard work and dedication to their craft.

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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