The New York Times Annual STEM Writing Contest

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Competition Details

  • Introduction: The New York Times Annual STEM Writing Contest invites students to choose an issue or question in science, technology, engineering, math or health, then write an engaging 500-word explanation. 1 entry per student
  • Contest Guidelines: 1. Choose a STEM topic you care about > 2. Make sure your topic is narrow enough that you can cover it well in 500 words or fewer > 3. Do research, and cite your sources > 4. But be very careful to put quotations around any direct quotes you use, and to cite the source of anything you paraphrase
  • Contest Rubric: here
  • Competition Website: For more information about the competition, click here.

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