Introduction: Since 2010, the New York Times has held a summer reading competition for middle school and high school students from all over the world every summer. So far, more than 80,000 students have participated. The New York Times Summer Reading Contest invites students to choose something in The Times that has sparked their interest. 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 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 from across the country.
Prizes: Chosen works will be published on The Learning Network
Competition Website: LINK