Announcing The Spectator's Middle School Writing Competition
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Founded in 1915, The Spectator is Stuyvesant’s biweekly student-run newspaper. We seek to cover any and all developments in our school and city community while also providing a platform for student opinions on current events, media, and sports. In order to foster a spirit conducive to student journalism and promote an interest in writing among NYC youth, The Spectator is hosting a writing contest open to all NYC students in the sixth through eighth grades.
Write about a topic of your choice. This can be a poem, editorial, or personal piece. Please limit your response to 1000 words.
Here are some ideas to get you thinking:
- Tell us a story about yourself that provides a unique perspective on you. This could be an anecdote about a time you spent with family or friends, a noteworthy experience you had—anything you feel is worth sharing.
- Write about one problem you want to solve. Please think outside of the box—it can be as big or as small of a problem as you want.
- What person has had the biggest impact on your life?
- What is one challenge you have faced at home or at school? How did you overcome it?
E-mail responses to firstname.lastname@example.org as a PDF with your name, grade, school, and contact information (preferably an e-mail address). If you do not receive confirmation of your submission within five days, please resend it to email@example.com.
Deadline: January 25, 2020, at 11:59 PM
Prize: The winner will have their piece published in The Spectator and will receive a copy of our magazine signed by the Editorial Board. The top ten submissions will be published on our website, www.stuyspec.com.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.