2017 Youth Honor Awards Guidelines

Skipping Stones  announces  The 2017 Youth Honor Awards Program!

We invite your best creations on one or more of these themes: 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 Conservation * 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 before submitting your entries for the 2017 Youth Awards.

Entry Guidelines:
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. Please include:

  • A cover letter telling about yourself and your submission, your age, address and telephone number or e-mail.

  • A Certificate of Originality and a Parental Permission (Your parent/guardian can send us an email telling us that the entry you are sending is your original work and that we have their permission to publish the work in Skipping Stones if selected). We reserve the right to publish your entry at our discretion. Remember, we need an e-mail address or telephone number to contact you during August (if you are a winner or will be published in an upcoming issue). All contributors will receive complimentary contributor copies.

  • Send a $5 entry fee (low-income entrants can enter for free). Every student who enters the Youth Honor Awards receives a copy of Skipping Stones’ Autumn issue featuring the winning entries. So we NEED your home/school mailing address. If you enter the honor awards program and also subscribe ($25/year), you can enter without the ENTRY FEE. If you are entering electronically, we can send you a Paypal request for the entry fee.

Ten winners and a handful of noteworthy entries will be published in the Autumn 2017 issue. Winners will receive an Honor Award Certificate, a subscription to Skipping Stones and five nature and/or multicultural books. They are also invited to join our Student Review Board.

Send your award entries and submissions by e-mail or snail mail to the address below.

Skipping Stones Magazine
P.O. Box 3939
Eugene, OR 97403 USA.
Telephone: (541) 342-495628-4-skippingstones-webcover-lr

Email: editor(at)SkippingStones(dot)org