New York Times Summer Reading Contest

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Competition Details

  • Introduction: Since 2010, the New York Times has held a summer reading competition for middle school students from all over the world every summer. So far, more than 50,000 middle school students have participated. The 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 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 2021 to analyze, write about, and submit the competition. Every Friday starting on June 11, 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.
  • Competition Website: LINK

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