Pulitzer Center offers letter-writing contest for students [Worldwide]

Posted on Aug 29, 2023 in Specialized Topics

Students across the globe in high school, middle school or elementary school can enter a writing contest.

The Pulitzer Center is offering the letter-writing contest, ‘Local Letters for Global Change.’ The contest allows students to practice global citizenship, civic action and persuasive writing, all while exploring the underreported issues that matter to them through Pulitzer Center news stories.

To enter, students must write a letter to a local elected representative that explains a global issue they want them to prioritize, shows how it connects to their local community, and proposes a solution. 

Letters may be written in English and/or Spanish.

Three first place winners will receive US$100 and their letters will be published on the Pulitzer Center’s website.

The deadline is Nov. 12.