Dec 15

Hildene Essay Contest


Every year, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester, VT, runs the Lincoln Essay Competition for 8th graders throughout Vermont.  

First place winners receive $1000, second place $750, third place $500, and honorable mentions $250.

The deadline for submissions is Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, 2018. This year’s topic:

This year's essay topic:
Describe a current or recent event in which the actions of the participant(s) may be viewed as patriotic by some and as unpatriotic by others.  Discuss the differing points of view.  What is your position and why?

Complete application packets (including guidelines and tips) can be downloaded: http://www.hildene.org/schools.html.

Contact: Stephanie at [email protected]
 

Nov/Dec 2017 Issue

Nov 15

YWP Academy: Diving deep!

YWP Academy is a new, exciting feature on this site that will help you with your school work, allow you to "mess around" with genres and digital media that interest you and engage you to deeply explore important issues with youths around the country and world.

YWP has begun to pilot the workshops in the Academy with a small group of you. THANKS! The input -- and your experiences with these cool workshops -- has been invaluable. The Workshops being offered are fun, bite-sized exercises with feedback, live interaction with the instructor and a finished piece you can be proud of.
We are continuing to accept applications for this FREE pilot phase!


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

The pilot is simple: Anyone aged 12-19 is asked to take at least two Workshops and provide us feedback. The application process is easy - just tell us who you are, why you're interested and what you want to learn.
This begins November 7 and runs through December 31.

In exchange, we'll give you FREE year-long access to YWP Academy in 2017 (memberships are valued at $120 each). Questions? Send them to [email protected].
Feb 15

Now this makes you proud to be a writer, no?

UPDATE: YWP is in conversations with this group to invite the young writers and their mentors into our community! More soon.--gg
I came across this video made by a group of young writers in Chicago:

 
Sep 27

Fall Reading List

FALL READING LIST
SELECTIONS AND REVIEWS BY CHARVERMONT

The leaves are changing and there’s a chill in the air: time to cozy up with a good book! And share your own reviews on the YWP Book Club!
 
Sep 27

At the Pride Parade

Sep 26

art1022

Sep 13

Here to help

Sep 10

YWP Alumni Advisors

Aug 28

ArtSpace Challenges 22-23

Aug 21

THE GREAT ARTISTS CHALLENGE

[Art credit: "Hot Summer," by Wolf Kahn, cropped]


YWP ARTISTS! Each month, we'll introduce you to some of the world's greatest contemporary artists. Learn about the artists and their work, be inspired, and create your own great art! Go to the Great Artists Challenge to post your response to the artists' stories and life work – paint, draw, photograph, write a poem or an appreciation of the artist! Use any medium to express yourself. Share your art with YWP and get published in YWP publications and Vermont media. 

Aug 21

NEW ART PROJECT AT YWP!

[Art by cedar, YWP]


ArtSpace: Inspiration for YWP's visual artists

Welcome to ArtSpace, YWP's creative online studio! ArtSpace is a central gathering place on our website for all visual art and related projects. It's a place for the YWP community – painters and poets, photographers and storytellers – to explore and discover beautiful, meaningful art in the world – and right here on the YWP site. 
Aug 21

Listen in ...

Aug 15
ywp info challenge: Writing 2022

Submitted via email


Submitted by Benjamin Lee, 17, Seoul, Korea
Aug 14

art922

art822

Jul 08

2022-2023 Weekly Challenges


YOUNG WRITERS PROJECT
WEEKLY CHALLENGES SEPTEMBER 2022 – JUNE 2023

 

ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH YWP? SKIP THE TOP SECTION, AND GO DIRECTLY TO WEEKLY CHALLENGES BELOW ... YOU CAN RESPOND TO THESE CHALLENGES ANY TIME, REGARDLESS OF DATE ... IF THEY INSPIRE YOU, CLICK THE TITLE AND CREATE!