New York Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge
What: High school students are invited to write and illustrate a children's book that discusses the topics of tolerance and diversity.
Submissions should provide a story that children in grades K-5) can understand and identify with, as well as promotes a greater understanding of different cultures, lifestyles and beliefs. Students may work individually or as a team (up to four members).
Books should consist of a complete story with full-color illustrations and be submitted on 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper with text and art on each page (all media accepted). Entries may be no longer than 24 pages. -Remember the audience is elementary-aged kids (ages 5-10), so the stories should not be too complex. Books should incorporate a story-line that includes a message of tolerance or diversity.
First Prize: A $5,000 College Scholarship and publication of their book
Second Prize: $2,000 College Scholarship
Third Prize: $1,000 College Scholarship
School Prize: The school of the 1st place winning student will receive a $500 grant.
Teacher Prize: The teacher who oversees the creation of the first place winning submission will receive a $500 stipend to use for classroom materials.
Who: The contest is open to all currently enrolled 9-12th grade students within New York City (all boroughs) who have
not previously published an original manuscript for profit.
HOW: All entries shall be submitted to: B’nai B’rith International 3397 Barham Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90068 Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered, 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 detailed information, visit the B'nai B'rith website, email email@example.com or call 888-838-2499.