Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge
The Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge is an education and awareness initiative offered by B'nai B'rith International as one of its programs that promote tolerance and communicate a message of equality among all citizens, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. Our goal is to destroy prejudices and strengthen the future of our youth through inspiration, and education.
This scholarship competition asks high school students to write and illustrate a children's book that discusses the topics of tolerance and diversity. The Challenge encourages teens to create innovative ways to teach tolerance to young children, as well as gain new insights into these issues for themselves.
The contest is open to enrolled high school students (9-12th grades) in New York City and the Washington DC Metro Area (DC, Prince George's County and Montgomery County) - each city is a separate contest with students competing only against others in their local community. The first-place winner in each city will receive a $5,000 college scholarship plus publication of his or her book ($2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place)!
Students may work individually or in teams up to four. Books may be no longer than 24 pages and each page must include text and image(s).
Submission deadline in the Washington, DC Metro Area is March 22 and the deadline in New York City is March 15.
Entries shall be mailed to 3397 Barham Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries MUST include a cover letter with name and contact information of the author(s), name of school and teacher, and a brief biographical note.
For more information, the contest flyer, past winning submissions and full contest rules, please visit the B'nai B'rith website.