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Welcome to the 2022 Student Journalism Challenge: Your Education, Your Future

How is school preparing you for your future? What’s working? What could be done differently? How is education adapting to our changing world? What do you want from your education that doesn’t currently exist?

This is your chance to get published and win prizes! The challenge is for students ages 13-18 to use your curiosity and critical thinking to reflect on the education you’ve had and the opportunities you want for future generations. Individuals or teams can submit ORIGINAL text, audio, or video pieces that respond to the theme of “My education, my future.” Please note that an adult (teacher, after-school program or club advisor, parent, etc.) must submit on behalf of any student under age 18. The submission form will go live here on September 22, 2022, so sign up here to be notified! The deadline for entries is Friday, December 2, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Choose Your Format

There are three categories for this challenge: print, audio, and video. Please note that each person can only submit an entry in ONE category. All submissions must be newly produced and created between August 1 and December 2, 2022. .. See More

Get Published, Win Prizes

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of professional journalists. Ten finalists will be selected in each category: print, video, and audio, and two winners will be selected in each category. Winning entries will be published, and winners .. See More

Resources

New to journalism? We've got you! SRL's StoryMaker platform has the tips you need to get started with your journalism project - from interviewing to editing. Learn more about StoryMaker and other resources available for your .. See More

Submissions Open

September 22, 2022

Workshop Series: Ready, Set, Go!

October 3 + 4

Workshop Series: Getting Across the Finish Line

November 14 +15

Deadline for Submissions

December 2, 2022 at 11: 59 p.m.

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