The New York Times Learning Network has just announced one of their great contests — this one is their Third Annual Student Editorial Contest: Write About an Issue That Matters to You.

The deadline is March 29th.

Past winners provide great mentor texts:

Making the Argument: Student Winners From Our Editorial Contest

Writing for Change: Student Winners From Our Second Annual Editorial Contest

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