National Essay Contest

  • You must be between the ages of 14 and 19 to enter.
  • All essays must be true stories written by you. This is a non-fiction essay contest; fictional entries or plagiarized entries will be disqualified and you will not be allowed to enter a YCteen contest again.
  • If you win, your story will be published on the YCteen website and in their print issue. The story can be printed anonymouslybut you should still type in your full name and complete address so they know where to mail your check if you win.
  • Essays may be edited by Youth Communication editors for brevity and clarity. All entries become property of Youth Communication.
4 Ways to Enter

Online Entry Form

YCteen, Attn: Editors
224 W. 29th Street
2nd Floor New York, NY 10001




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