Teen-written national mag offers environmental writing award
Submitted by Shawn
Hybrid cars? Organic food? Solar and wind energy? Pay-as-you-throw trash programs? Required recycling? If you have a plan to save the world, we sure do want to hear about it. And if you know a lot about a current problem facing the planet - pollution, overpopulation, natural resource consumption/destruction - whip out your green pen and share your idea to solve an environmental problem or describe a solution
In June at least one teen will be honored for the best environment article published in Teen Ink in the past 10 months. In addition to being published in Teen Ink and receiving a copy of the magazine (and pen and pad) featuring his or her environment piece, the winner will have the opportunity to choose from an exciting selection of Teen Ink merchandise - apparel and other items - available exclusively from Teen Ink.
Teen Ink will only consider original essays written by teens. Essays should be between 150 and 1,000 words. Possible topics include global warming, clean water, species preservation, air quality, the rain forest, alternative power, depletion of resources and more! For more ideas on how to write a winning essay, see our Environment Writing Tips.
Send your essays to:
Newton, MA 02461
See our submission guidelines for more information.
There are no deadlines; entries are accepted throughout the year. Winning essays are published in Teen Ink magazine and online each month.
About Teen Ink
Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing and art. Distributed through classrooms by English teachers, Creative Writing teachers, Journalism teachers and art teachers around the country, Teen Ink magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by teens and has the largest distribution of any publication of its kind. We have no staff writers or artists; we depend completely on submissions from teenagers nationwide for our content.
We offer teenagers the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on the issues that affect their lives - everything from love and family to teen smoking and community service. Hundreds of thousands of students have submitted their work to us and we have published more than 25,000 teens since 1989.
The Young Authors Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that supports all Teen Ink publications. The foundation is devoted to helping teens share their own voices, while developing reading, writing, creative and critical-thinking skills. All proceeds from the print magazine, website and Teen Ink books are used exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to further our goal.