- Introduction: The New York Times invites all junior and senior high school students to write a memoir in less than 100 words that is very meaningful to each person. This can be a special situation, a scene, or a meaningful event. New York Times hopes to hear unique stories from the “young writers” in their own words. The judges hope to see how the “young authors” solve a problem in this short story and see the larger meaning behind the story.
- Competition Rules: The mini-memoir should be a short, powerful, true story about a meaningful experience in the entrant’s own life. Essays must be 100 words or less, not including the title.
- Competition Website: For overall information about the organization and the competition, click here.
New York Times 100-Word Tiny Memoir Contest
Our Teaching Methods
Students who previously took the class:
Throughout the years, our students have successfully gained admission or are currently attending top-ranking secondary and high schools around the world: America, Australia, Canada, China, and more:
- Cardigan Mountain School
- Choate Rosemary Hall
- Concord Academy
- Groton School