Creative Writing Contests for Jewish students

A creative writing contest

(New York, March 29, 2013)–To celebrate May’s Jewish-American Heritage Month, high school students are invited to compete in a writing contest to honor Jewish contributions to American culture. Entrants will prepare an essay on the topic: “Which Jewish-American Do You Most Admire?” The winner will receive a grand prize of $180 and the runner-up will receive $100. In addition, both winning essays will be published on printed in The Jewish Week, and archived on the Jewish-American Hall of Fame website The winners’ schools will also be acknowledged, and both students will receive a Jewish-American Hall of Fame medal.

Entrants may select from the list of honorees and nominees in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, or can choose another living or deceased Jewish-American . Essays not exceeding 500 words should be emailed by May 13, 2013 to Shira Vickar-Fox at freshinkforteens@jewishweek.org. Entries will be judged by The Jewish Week staff and the Jewish-American Hall of Fame director. Consideration will be given to originality, creativity and writing style.

Contest rules follow: All entries must indicate the name of the high school and the grade of the entrant. There is a limit one entry per student. Winners will be notified by email. Prizes will be sent by June 10th. Staff, board members and families of The Jewish Week Media Group are not eligible. All submissions become the property of Fresh Ink for Teens/Jewish Week Media Group.

Fresh Ink for Teens is a project of The Jewish Week, the country’s most widely circulated Jewish newspaper. The content of is written for–and by–Jewish teens from around the world. FIT covers high school, politics, Israel, sports, culture, college preparation, Judaism, family matters and more through original articles and insightful essays. Creative writing and poetry are also welcome.

Originally published as a printed supplement to The New York Jewish Week, Fresh Ink began more than 15 years ago and has won awards from the American Jewish Press Association. The website is edited by Shira Vickar-Fox and hosted by The Jewish Week Media Group, New York, NY. Fresh Ink for Teens is made possible through the generosity of the Norman E. Alexander Family Foundation Fund. Mr. Alexander was a founder of The Jewish Week who had a special interest in educating and inspiring young people.

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Q&A

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What are some creative ways for a high schooler to make money

How about babysitting in your neighborhood? You could also rake leaves since it is fall. Another idea would be to walk dogs.

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What are some prestigious writing contests for high schoolers

Following are some prestigious writing contests for high schoolers: Global Awards, Creative uRGe contest, and Migraine Poetry.