WANT Summer Contest!

Calling all journalists, analytical thinkers, creative writers, and artists! WANT’s summer contest is finally here and we are excited to announce our call for submissions! Now that summer time is upon us we are looking to award our next WANT Journalism Fellows. We know that summer time can be busy, but if you feel like you can spare a few minutes, and take a break from frolicking in the sun consider submitting original work our semi-annual WANT Journalism contest. You can even take your laptop, notebook, or sketch pad outside!


Write, draw, sing, speak about a current event you feel passionate about from this summer. It can be an event taking place on an international, national, state level, or local level. Your submission can take the form of an article, video, poem, piece of art, or something else. We are open to both beautifully crafted traditional journalism and creative new forms of news.


First prize – your work and photo will be featured on the WANT website, our newsletter, and social media accounts – and you’ll be named a “WANT Journalism Fellow.” And, as a little token of appreciation for your great work, we’ll give you a $50 Nike gift card. Sounds pretty awesome right? Another four writers will receive “Honorable Mention” designation and have their articles published in a special section of the WANT website.



No word limits. No restrictions. Your original work.


Submit by July 22nd to have your work considered.

What Makes a Good Submission?

A good piece will have a strong voice and sense of perspective. It will be concise and informative. It will use clear and strong language and be grounded in current events. It will be original and exciting. And most importantly we will be able to tell you had fun writing it.


Winners will be announced on August 1st.

Questions or concerns about the contest? Shoot as an email hello@wantnewsforteens.com. We WANT to hear from you!

Submit Here to enter the contest!

About Grace Masback

Grace Masback, 17, aspires to give voice to the voiceless and holds the modest ambition of becoming the voice of Gen Z. Frustrated by the dearth of impactful platforms for teen journalists, she founded WANT, a news, sports, and entertainment website that aggregates the best in high school journalism from school newspapers and teen bloggers around the world (www.wantnewsforteens.com).

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