Within an hour of submitting your editorial, you should receive an email from The New York Times with the subject heading “Thank you for your submission to our Personal Narrative Essay Contest.” If you don’t receive the email within an hour, even after checking your spam folder, then you can resubmit your entry. If, after two attempts and waiting over one full day, you still have not received a confirmation email, you can contact us at [email protected] the email address you used in the contest form.Use the subject heading “Please send me an email confirmation for my personal narrative essay contest submission.” Be sure to include your name and essay title (or subject) in your email.We’re not asking you to write to a particular theme or to use a specific structure or style; instead, we hope you’ll experiment and tell a tale that matters to you, in a way you enjoy telling it.
quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale"/• A collection of Times mentor texts for guided practice Our new feature spotlights examples of good narrative essays, and offers you practice in emulating them in your own writing. • A collection of writing prompts A list of 550 prompts that touches on everything from sports to travel, education, gender roles, video games, fashion, family, pop culture, social media and more.
Like all our Student Opinion questions, each links to a related Times article that is free to read if you access it from our site.• A lesson plan From ‘Lives’ to ‘Modern Love’: Writing Personal Essays With Help From The New York Times Though this was written before we conceived of this contest, it suggests several ways to inspire students’ personal writing, with advice on everything from avoiding “zombie nouns” to writing “dangerous” college essays.• A related teaching idea from a reader Using the Modern Love Podcast to Teach Narrative Writing_________Related Contest: Our Second Annual Show Us Your Generation Photo Contestwinners of our 2018 contest." class="css-1m50asq" src="https://static01com/images/2018/10/24/learning/Eleanor KLN-2/Eleanor KLN-article Large.jpg?
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Our school has a very large playground where we play sports. There is a computer lab, science lab and a big library in my school. All of the teachers of my school are very kind and cooperative. My school also takes part in various extra curriculum activities like sports, quiz competition, speeches etc. We celebrate all national events with great zeal in our school. My school offers annual country visit to the senior students. I am proud of my school because we all learn here like a family.
There is a big library for students in our school 7. Tell us a short, powerful, true story.• Remember: This is not an invitation to give us your opinion on a topic you’re passionate about — we have a contest for that later in the year.Instead, your challenge is to tell a meaningful and interesting story — something with a beginning, middle and end.The essays in Lives are all about 800 words long, and all tell a short, powerful story in an engaging voice.We have used many of them as mentor texts to help point out what we’re looking for in this contest.Or, look through our list of “550 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing” that includes questions about childhood memories, friendship, travel, social media, food, sports, school and more. You might choose one that you enjoyed writing about to turn into your essay.5. Please don’t submit anything you have already published at the time of submission, whether in a school newspaper, for another contest or anywhere else.You are welcome to get help revising your essay, of course, but the work you submit should be fundamentally your own.6. Submissions will be disqualified if we discover you have sent in more than one entry.You may have to wait up to a week for a reply._________Resources for Teaching With This Contest Related Article | Related Lesson" class="css-1m50asq" src="https://static01com/images/2016/10/12/learning/Writing LN/Writing LN-article Large.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale" src Set="https://static01com/images/2016/10/12/learning/Writing LN/Writing LN-article Large.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 600w,https://static01com/images/2016/10/12/learning/Writing LN/Writing LN-jumbo.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 650w,https://static01com/images/2016/10/12/learning/Writing LN/Writing LN-super Jumbo.jpg? quality=90&auto=webp 650w" sizes="((min-width: 600px) and (max-width: 1004px)) 84vw, (min-width: 1005px) 60vw, 100vw" item Prop="url" item ID="https://static01com/images/2016/10/12/learning/Writing LN/Writing LN-article Large.jpg?Many of our contests allow students to work in teams, but for this one you must work alone.7.For this contest, students in the United States and the United Kingdom must be from 13 to 19 years old to participate. If you have questions about the contest, feel free to write to us at [email protected]