‘Twist Fate’ Art and Writing Challenge Calls on Teen Creations

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Two popular apps that support young artists and writers are calling on teens to create works, twisting the fate of heroes and villains. “Twist Fate,” an art and writing challenge for 13 to 17 year olds, is being hosted by DeviantArt, the world’s largest community for visual art, and by Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers. This effort is also supported by the Connected Learning Alliance (CLA), the National Writing Project (NWP), and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Student Contest | Write a Review

Posted & in New York Times Learning Network.

We know young people have strong opinions and now they can earn recognition for expressing them. The New York Times Learning Network is running a contest from now until November 24 for the best written reviews on art, music, architecture, games, movies, and more.

Project Ed Summer Reading Challenge

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This Summer, our partner Project Ed is launching a new series of video contests that hopes to inspire young filmmakers to read classic novels and make them come to life in short videos. Cash prizes of over $20,000 are available along with the opportunity to have your video featured.

The Sixth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest

Posted & in New York Times Learning Network.

Every year since 2010 The New York Times Learning Network (an Educator Innovator partner) has invited teenagers to add The New York Times to their summer reading lists, and every year more and more have taken up the offer. This year, we’re running the contest with an all-new, and much-improved, commenting system that we hope […]

Video Contest: A Song for Annabel Lee

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It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee… —Edgar Allan Poe  We’ve all heard songs that describe love in powerful and moving ways. Great writers capture feelings in words that describe otherwise indescribable emotions. […]

PBS NewsHour Extra’s #MyZeitgeist Contest Opens for Entries

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NewsHour Extra, PBS NewsHour’s educational resource site and an Educator Innovator partner, is challenging students with its annual #MyZeitgeist contest to create digital projects about the most important news events of 2014. Inspired by Google’s annual Zeitgeist year-in-review montage, #MyZeitgeist encourages innovation in the classroom, news and media literacy and an understanding of how current events […]