Idaho middle school/junior high and high school students were invited to enter the 12th 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!

2021 Writing Challenge Published Lists Announced

Click the following buttons to view the 2021 High School and Middle School/Junior High School Writing Challenge selections.

2021 Writing Challenge Guidelines

There’s a few rules to the challenge, tips and guidelines too. Make sure you check out our Writing Challenge Guide for everything you need!


Click the image below to view the 2020 Stories of Our Collective Future poetry booklets for Middle/Junior High School.

ICA writing challenge stories 2020 for middle and jr high school

Click the image below to view the 2020 Stories of Our Collective Future poetry booklets for High School.

ICA writing challenge stories 2020 for high school

Questions?

Please email Dalton Dagondon Tiegs at at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Read the published list selections from last year’s 2020 Stories of Our Collective Future Writing Challenge themes.