Program Length: offered for a total of 3 months over the summer but you can join at any point during that time and participate as long as you like 🙂

Location: Virtual

Admissions Req: Any teenager anywhere in the world is invited to join us, if you are in middle or high school, or if you graduated from high school in 2021 and haven’t started college yet!

Admissions Deadline: Weekly submissions starting Friday, June 11 until August 19th

Highlight: Are you a student aged 13-19 from the US or the UK or aged 16-19 from any other part of the world and interested in global affairs? Are your eyes also caught by the range of news stories that are published by millions of news organisations each day? Well then, the New York Times Annual Summer Reading Contest would be perfect for you, allowing you to display to thousands of other readers “What got your attention in The Times this week?” This reading contest is a pressure-free competition that enables you to pick something that caught your attention whenever is best for you! All you have to do to enter is choose anything from the New York Times such as an article, video, or graphic and submit a short 1500 character response detailing why you found the article interesting. With this reading contest running every Friday from June 11th to August 19th you have ample opportunity to practice your writing skills before returning to school after the summer alongside the range of opportunities to read a range of material and learn something new- all to be in for a chance to have your work published on the LearningNetwork where others can read your response and learn something from you. It is said that “the bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” so why not use your time wisely and be the pilot to the world’s news! Start piloting your summer through reading now and get ready for the New York Times reading contest!

Financial: Free to apply

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