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Student Writers: The Mayborn Could Be An Impressive Part Of Your College App

Student Writers: The Mayborn Could Be An Impressive Part Of Your College App

Young Spurs of 2014 included two Youth Journalism International reporters. Here, the group stands with author Bryan Burrough, who led the group of young writers last summer. If you are a student at a high school or community college in the United States and want to inject excitement, inspiration and purpose into your writing, consider entering the Young Spurs competition. The Young Spurs is a contest held each year through the Mayborn Literary NonfictionConference.  The Mayborn, which is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bryan Burrough, contest, George Getschow, Jackie Majerus, James McGrath Morris, Johanna Boedenauer, journalism contest, Katie Lothrop, Kiernan Majerus-Collins, Mayborn, Sheri Fink, Steve Collins, writing

YJI’s Contest Deadline Extended to Feb. 14

YJI’s Contest Deadline Extended to Feb. 14

Recognizing that many schools in much of the United States have had a number of days off lately due to snow and frigid weather, we are extending the deadline for Youth Journalism International’s annual contest by one week. The new deadline is at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, Feb. 14. All of the other rules remain the same. You can learn details by checking out this page about the contest. We look forward to … Read entire article »

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Young American Writers, Take Note Of Amazing Opportunity At The Mayborn

Young American Writers, Take Note Of Amazing Opportunity At The Mayborn

If you are a young American writer, you need to know about the Mayborn – and you need to get ready to enter a contest to win a phenomenal prize. We at Youth Journalism International are proud to have a partnership with the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. The Mayborn is an amazing event held each July in Grapevine, Texas for writers at all stages of their work, including the early stages where young writers are found. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: contest, George Getschow, Katie Lothrop, Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Young Spurs

An Open Invitation To Young Writers; Mayborn Contest Deadline Extended

An Open Invitation To Young Writers; Mayborn Contest Deadline Extended

youthjournalism.org Young Spurs at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference meet with biographer James McGrath Morris. Last year, we at YJI met George Getschow, a tremendous journalist and writing coach, at the national conference of the Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. We learned from him about a phenomenal opportunity for young writers and journalists: the Young Spurs competition at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. We attended the conference and were blown away by its welcoming community of writers … Read entire article »

Filed under: contest, George Getschow, James McGrath Morris, journalism contest, Katie Lothrop, Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, teen journalism, Young Spurs

What Our Essay Contest Taught Us About One Direction’s Many Devoted Fans

What Our Essay Contest Taught Us About One Direction’s Many Devoted Fans

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – Never underestimate the passion of a One Direction fan, we learned, when we established an essay contest with a prize of two tickets to the band’s sold out show at Mohegan Sun. The Mohegan Tribe generously gave YJI tickets in the luxury skybox – complete with a fancy dinner reception for the November 30 sold out show – and we decided it would be fun to give a couple away to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1D, contest, Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Tribe, One Direction, Simone Tucker

What Our Essay Contest Taught Us About One Direction’s Many Devoted Fans

What Our Essay Contest Taught Us About One Direction’s Many Devoted Fans

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – Never underestimate the passion of a One Direction fan, we learned, when we established an essay contest with a prize of two tickets to the band’s sold out show at Mohegan Sun. The Mohegan Tribe generously gave YJI tickets in the luxury skybox – complete with a fancy dinner reception for the November 30 sold out show – and we decided it would be fun to give a couple away to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1D, contest, Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Tribe, One Direction, Simone Tucker

What Our Essay Contest Taught Us About One Direction’s Many Devoted Fans

What Our Essay Contest Taught Us About One Direction’s Many Devoted Fans

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – Never underestimate the passion of a One Direction fan, we learned, when we established an essay contest with a prize of two tickets to the band’s sold out show at Mohegan Sun. The Mohegan Tribe generously gave YJI tickets in the luxury skybox – complete with a fancy dinner reception for the November 30 sold out show – and we decided it would be fun to give a couple away to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1D, contest, Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Tribe, One Direction, Simone Tucker

What Our Essay Contest Taught Us About One Direction’s Many Devoted Fans

What Our Essay Contest Taught Us About One Direction’s Many Devoted Fans

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – Never underestimate the passion of a One Direction fan, we learned, when we established an essay contest with a prize of two tickets to the band’s sold out show at Mohegan Sun. The Mohegan Tribe generously gave YJI tickets in the luxury skybox – complete with a fancy dinner reception for the November 30 sold out show – and we decided it would be fun to give a couple away to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1D, contest, Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Tribe, One Direction, Simone Tucker

Simone Tucker’s Winning 1D Essay

Simone Tucker’s Winning 1D Essay

youthjournalism.org The tickets above are the ones Simone Tucker won for next Friday’s One Direction show at Mohegan Sun. Youth Journalism International still has tickets for sale, so contact us if you are interested at (860) 655-8188 or write to tickets@youthjournalism.org. By Simone Tucker Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – It is incredible to know that there are people out there in the world who are trying to help others. The reason why I say this is because … Read entire article »

Filed under: Connecticut, contest, Hartford, One Direction, Simone Tucker, Youth Journalism International

Simone Tucker’s Winning 1D Essay

Simone Tucker’s Winning 1D Essay

youthjournalism.org The tickets above are the ones Simone Tucker won for next Friday’s One Direction show at Mohegan Sun. Youth Journalism International still has tickets for sale, so contact us if you are interested at (860) 655-8188 or write to tickets@youthjournalism.org. By Simone Tucker Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – It is incredible to know that there are people out there in the world who are trying to help others. The reason why I say this is because … Read entire article »

Filed under: Connecticut, contest, Hartford, One Direction, Simone Tucker, Youth Journalism International

Simone Tucker’s Winning 1D Essay

Simone Tucker’s Winning 1D Essay

youthjournalism.org The tickets above are the ones Simone Tucker won for next Friday’s One Direction show at Mohegan Sun. Youth Journalism International still has tickets for sale, so contact us if you are interested at (860) 655-8188 or write to tickets@youthjournalism.org. By Simone Tucker Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – It is incredible to know that there are people out there in the world who are trying to help others. The reason why I say this is because … Read entire article »

Filed under: Connecticut, contest, Hartford, One Direction, Simone Tucker, Youth Journalism International

Simone Tucker’s Winning 1D Essay

Simone Tucker’s Winning 1D Essay

youthjournalism.org The tickets above are the ones Simone Tucker won for next Friday’s One Direction show at Mohegan Sun. Youth Journalism International still has tickets for sale, so contact us if you are interested at (860) 655-8188 or write to tickets@youthjournalism.org. By Simone Tucker Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – It is incredible to know that there are people out there in the world who are trying to help others. The reason why I say this is because … Read entire article »

Filed under: Connecticut, contest, Hartford, One Direction, Simone Tucker, Youth Journalism International

Hartford Teen Wins Tickets To One Direction

Hartford Teen Wins Tickets To One Direction

youthjournalism.org Simone Tucker, 17, of Hartford, reacts when she learns she’s the winner of two luxury skybox tickets to see One Direction at Mohegan Sun through Youth Journalism International’s essay contest. HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – An “attitude of gratitude” won a 17-year-old Hartford girl two tickets to her dream concert – a performance by the hot British boy band One Direction next week at Mohegan Sun. Simone Tucker won Youth Journalism International’s essay contest Wednesday, capturing the coveted tickets in a … Read entire article »

Filed under: contest, Danielle Ouimet, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Jackie Majerus, Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Tribe, One Direction, Simone Tucker, Steve Collins

Hartford Teen Wins Tickets To One Direction

Hartford Teen Wins Tickets To One Direction

youthjournalism.org Simone Tucker, 17, of Hartford, reacts when she learns she’s the winner of two luxury skybox tickets to see One Direction at Mohegan Sun through Youth Journalism International’s essay contest. HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – An “attitude of gratitude” won a 17-year-old Hartford girl two tickets to her dream concert – a performance by the hot British boy band One Direction next week at Mohegan Sun. Simone Tucker won Youth Journalism International’s essay contest Wednesday, capturing the coveted tickets in a … Read entire article »

Filed under: contest, Danielle Ouimet, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Jackie Majerus, Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Tribe, One Direction, Simone Tucker, Steve Collins

Hartford Teen Wins Tickets To One Direction

Hartford Teen Wins Tickets To One Direction

youthjournalism.org Simone Tucker, 17, of Hartford, reacts when she learns she’s the winner of two luxury skybox tickets to see One Direction at Mohegan Sun through Youth Journalism International’s essay contest. HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – An “attitude of gratitude” won a 17-year-old Hartford girl two tickets to her dream concert – a performance by the hot British boy band One Direction next week at Mohegan Sun. Simone Tucker won Youth Journalism International’s essay contest Wednesday, capturing the coveted tickets in a … Read entire article »

Filed under: contest, Danielle Ouimet, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Jackie Majerus, Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Tribe, One Direction, Simone Tucker, Steve Collins