2017 Asian Celebration Haiku Contest Announced
Youth Honor Awards Program
Promoting 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 (Vol. 28, no. 4 or Vol. 27, 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. Please include:
A cover letter telling about yourself and your submission, your age, address and telephone number or e-mail.
Certificate of originality (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 (low-income entrants and subscribers can enter for free) and a SASE (or an e-mail) to contact you. Every student who sends an entry for the Youth Awards receives a copy of Skipping Stones featuring the winning entries.
Ten winners will be published in the Autumn 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 to Skipping Stones by e-mail or snail mail at the address below.
To pay the Entry Fee click on the link below and send your entries by email (with attachments) to: