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 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!


Middle/Junior High School Submissions

Click the image below to view the 2019 Stories of Transformation poetry booklets for Middle/Junior High School.

2019 SOT MS Poetry Book

High School Submissions

Click the image below to view the 2019 Stories of Transformation poetry booklets for High School.

2019 SOT HS Poetry Book

Questions?

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

Read the winning selections from last year’s 2019 Stories of Transformation Writing Challenge themes.

  • Stories of Transformation (Middle/Jr High School)
  • Stories of Transformation (High School)

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.