New York Times Students Editorial Contest

New York Times invited students to New York Times Students Editorial Contest, where students write short, evidence-based persuasive essays like the NY Times Opinion page

Competition Details

  • Introduction: New York Times invited students to write short, evidence-based persuasive essays through the New York Times Students Editorial Contest. Students can choose a topic of interest, then gather evidence from sources both within and outside The NY Times and write a concise editorial (450 words or fewer) to convince readers of their view. The Editorial should focus on a topic that matters to students, cite reliable sources that illustrate different perspectives, and persuade readers of the student’s opinions.
  • Competition Website: For overall information about the organization and the competition, click here.
  • Aralia students won 3 prizes in The New York Times Summer Reading Contest
Eligibility

Students ages 11 to 19 anywhere in the world attending middle or high school. If you are under 13 years old residing in the U.S or U.S, OR under 15 years old residing outside of the U.S or U.K, please ask an adult to submit on your behalf

Submission deadline

April 13, 2022

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