Monday, January 10, 2011

National Writing Competition for High School Students - New Topic & Contest Monthly

My two sons (foreground) at Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment Event
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, California
iPhone Photo by Janis Brett Elspas,

As a mom of four teens myself, I am a strong proponent of extra curricular academic activities that enforce and build upon what kids are learning in school.  This is equally true whether you're talking about the sciences, mathematics, language arts or any other academic field they typically study.

Writing contests, such as the one I'm writing about in this post are fabulous ways to engage teens in using the skills they've learned in classrooms and turning them into projects that are not only constructive but  esteem-boosting as well.  With that in mind, I'm pleased to share this growth opportunity with both my parent and teen readers.

Each month, an organization called Stage of Life features a national writing contest for high school students dealing with a different real-world issue.  Past contests have dealt with the Gulf Oil Spill, America's relationship to food, education improvement, teen stress, etc.

This student writing competition is a non-fiction, memoir, blogging, diary, letter, or essay-style contest for teenagers in high school.  Quality entries from teens with authentic voices in their submissions are highly sought.  The monthly winner receives several prizes as well as publication and public acknowledgment for their work.

Entry Deadline for this month is January 31, 2011

For the January 2011 Teen Writing Contest the topic is "What organization, company, non-profit, or cause will help make the world a better place in 2011?"

You'll find more information about the contest including how to enter HERE

About Stage of Life™
StageofLife is a free, non-partisan grassroots project hosting blogs, information and resources for teens, Millennials/Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby Boomer generations.  Its specialized content includes lesson plan ideas and writing prompts for Language Arts teachers, monthly writing contests for high school students  and college students, blogging resources, a platform for writers and bloggers to promote their work and much more, including My Life Rewards, an area dedicated to providing relevant coupons and discounts exclusively geared towards each stage of life.

FTC Disclosure:  I did not receive any payment or other compensation in association with this post.  However Ritz-Carlton (which is not in any way involved in the writing contest described in this post) hosted me and my family for the event mentioned in the photo that accompanies the story.  See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

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