If you are interested in current events, or like to read as much as you can, this is a great contest for you. The Fourth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest rewards teens who read the New York Times and write in their responses to the articles. You are welcome to pick anything out of the newspaper to respond to, and you don’t have to keep it positive- if you liked or didn’t like something, the newspaper wants to know how you feel and why! Also, don’t worry about having to write long essays because these responses are required to be shorter than 350 words. Every week a winner is picked and celebrated in the New York Times itself!
It is very important that you read the entire list of rules and requirements so that you can enter the contest properly. The official rules can be found here. Good luck, and don’t forget to tell us if you win!
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