NATION — Students are invited to make their voices heard this election season by writing a letter to an elected representative that summarizes a global issue, explaining how it connects to their local community, and proposing a solution. Through this contest, students can practice persuasive writing, civic action, and global citizenship, all while exploring the under-reported issues that matter to them.

•  Eligibility: Any current K-12 student in the United States or globally may enter. Letters may be written in English and/or Spanish. High school, middle school, and elementary entries will be judged separately.

•  Prizes: First place winners will receive $100 to support global community engagement in the classroom (prize distributed to the class teacher). Winners and finalists will have their letters, photos, and bios featured on the Pulitzer Center website.

•  Deadline: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Please visit for complete contest guidelines, and resources including a step-by-step graphic organizer, evaluation rubric, and introductory slide presentation.

Want a member of the Pulitzer Center education team to introduce the contest in your classroom? Reach out to us to schedule a free, virtual workshop between the dates of September 15 and November 13, 2021!

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