The 2021 Youth Honor Awards Entries (due June 25) Are Closed Now!
(We expect to announce the ten winners by mid-August).
Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding, and Nature Appreciation
Traditions and Celebrations * Diversity and Tolerance * International/Intercultural Experiences * Dreams and Visions * Youth Activism * Family and Society * Nature and Environment * Energy and Climate Change Issues * Peace, Justice and Equality
The Youth Honor Awards recognize creative and artistic works by young people that promote multicultural, international and nature awareness. You might like to read the Youth Honor Award winning entries in our recent issues (Vol. 32, no. 4, Vol. 31, no. 4, or Vol. 30, no. 4) before submitting your entries.
Original writing (essays, interviews, poems, plays, short stories, etc.) and art (photos, paintings, cartoons, etc.) from youth, ages 7 to 17, should be typed or neatly handwritten. The entries should be appropriate for ages 7 to 17. Prose under 1,000 words; poems under 30 lines. Non-English and bilingual writings, photo essays and art pieces (up to 8) are equally welcome.
You may also choose to highlight the work of a youth organization or group project. Using the same guidelines as above, tell us how the group works to preserve nature or enrich the community, its members and the lives of others.
Entries must be sent (e-mailed or postmarked) by 25 June, 2021.
• A cover letter telling about yourself and your submission, your age, address and telephone number or e-mail.
• Certificate of originality (This is an email or a short letter from a parent or teacher) telling us that what you are entering is YOUR OWN WORK and that we have your and your parents’ permission to publish it in Skipping Stones if judged worthy of inclusion.
• $5 entry fee ($6, if sent by Paypal). Low-income entrants can enter for free, and your contact information (an e-mail or telephone for you and/or your parents).
Ten winners (and a few noteworthy entries) will be published on our website in late September 2021.
The winners will receive an Honor Award Certificate, complimentary back issues of Skipping Stones, and five nature and/or multicultural books.
Send your award entries (5 entries, max.) to Skipping Stones by e-mail or snail mail at the address below. We can accept electronic files (word.doc/docx, .jpeg, .tiff, or .pdf) as attachments to your email.
Pay the entry fee by Paypal here, or send a check to the address below:
Skipping Stones Magazine
P. O. Box 3939
Eugene, OR 97403 USA
2020 Youth Honor Award Winners Announced
Eugene, Sept. 14, 2020. We are pleased to honor the following students (arranged by their age/grade levels) for their creative work promoting an understanding of cultural diversity and/or appreciation of nature with our annual Youth Honor Awards. We invite you to see their exemplary writing and art in our Autumn 2020 issue, to be released on Sept. 21, 2020.
Our Hearty Congratulations to the 2020 Youth Winners:
* Emily Yen, 10, Texas, & Aadhya Rakesh, 10, New Jersey, & Aily Wei, 10, New Jersey
* Ms. Milman’s Students at Laurence School, California
* Montserrat Llacuna, 12, Massachusetts, & Leanna Hsu, 12, New York
* Christopher Joszczyk, 13, Connecticut, & Sabrina Guo, 14, New York, & Leah Johnson,14, Virginia
* Claire Zhu, 15, California, & Katharine Tena, 15, Pennsylvania, & Siddhartha Chakilam, 15, India
* Farah Lindsey-Almadani, 16, Washington, & Tina Huang, 16, Virginia
* Xiaohong (Helen) Gui, 17, New York, & Jolin Chan, 17, California
* Lauren Bartel, 16, Florida, & Srinjoyi Lahiri, 17, Texas, & Megan Fan, 17, Michigan
* Anna Kiesewetter, 17, Washington, & Christina Chaperon, 17, Massachusetts
* Alison Karki, 17, New Jersey, & Lorena Sosa, 17, Florida, & Jiayi Liao, 17, P. R. China
In addition to being published in the awards issue, the winners will also receive honor certificates, multicultural and/or nature books, and several issues of the magazine. Joint winners will share the prizes.
The Autumn 2020 issue contains 28 pages of awards submissions. This year, we received so many outstanding entries that we ran out of space in the issue. So a dozen noteworthy entries have been slated for our winter issue (to be published in December 2020).
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