What can you show or tell The New York Times Learning Network that might help explain what it is like to be an educator or a student in a secondary school right now? The Learning Network is inviting teachers and teens to contribute to a collective portrait of what it means to be in high school today, told by those living it.
All who work in any capacity in a secondary school, or are students over age 13 in one, are invited to document, reflect, and express themselves on any aspect, big or small, of their experience there. For example: What’s hard? Where do you find meaning and joy?
Students or educators can submit writing or images, audio or video. They can send artifacts, such as photos from their camera roll or create something new. They can work alone or in a group with others their age or across ages, roles, and even schools. Each submission must be accompanied by a short artist’s statement.
The Learning Network’s full 2023–24 Student Contest Calendar can be downloaded from The New York Times website.
Deadline: Submissions accepted between August 16 and October 4, 2023