Idaho middle school/junior high and high school students are invited to enter the 11th Annual Idaho Youth Writing Challenge: Our Collective Future! Stories connect us to ourselves and each other. Stories connect us to ideas and action. Stories connect the past, the present and the future. We cannot become what we cannot imagine?
Stories of our collective future will connect us to the possibilities of a world where everyone is valued for their whole selves, everyone belongs, and everyone can thrive.
Through stories, we are beginning to understand how deeply interconnected we are to each other, to all living beings, and the earth. This gives us hope that violence will no longer be a common occurrence and that collective thriving is possible!
Create an original poem that tells a story in 100 words or less about Our Collective Future: a future where everyone is valued for their whole authentic selves, everyone is safe, and everyone can thrive. Choose from one of the five prompts on the theme of Our Collective Future.
Student authors must be in Idaho middle school/junior high school or high school – public, private, alternative school settings, or youth groups – or be a 12- to 18-year-old homeschooled student residing in Idaho.
Deadline for submission is midnight Friday, February 28, 2020.
Option 2 – Mail:
Mail your writing submission, name, address, cell phone number, school name, grade, and teacher’s name to:
Select the images below to view a PDF copy of 2019’s Stories of Transformation poetry collection booklets:
This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K019 and 2016-WR-AX-0008 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.</p