New York Times Students Editorial Contest

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.
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Competition Overview

Students ages 13 to 19 around the world
Eligibility
Free
Entry fee
March 15 to April 19, 2023
Contest date
June 22
Results and winners are notified

Competition Details

1. 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. Last year, the competition has received a peak of 16,664 submissions came in, about 5,000 more than ever before.

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