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Film Contest: Short Film Competition!

National Short Film Day takes place December 28th, and we want to honor it with a contest! In just one to five minutes, create your best short film. 

The winner and honorable mentions will have their films published in Teen Ink magazine. The overall winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card! 

Deadline: January 13, 2022.

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Writing Contest: One Sentence Love Story!

’Tis the season for celebrating loved ones. So, we want you to create a love story in just one sentence! Think you’re up for the challenge? 

The winner and honorable mentions will have their story published in Teen Ink magazine. The overall winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card! 

Deadline: January 1, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Artwork Contest: Create a Character!

Feeling creative? It's time to create your very own character! This character must be an original piece with a backstory and name. Think you can do it? Click the button below to learn more! 

The winner and honorable mentions will have their art published in Teen Ink magazine. The overall winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card! 

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Writing Contest: Review Blitz!

See any good movies lately? Read any interesting books? Listen to some great music? We want to hear about it, so, we're hosting a review blitz! 

How does it work? It's easy — whoever can submit the most reviews in one month wins! The winner and honorable mentions will have one of their reviews published in Teen Ink magazine. The overall winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card! Click the button below for more details.  

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Artwork Contest: Abstract Art!

Teen Ink artists, this is the perfect contest to show off your skills. We want to see just how creative you can be — this time, with an abstract piece! 

By creating and submitting abstract art, you may win a $25 Amazon gift card and have your art published in Teen Ink magazine!

Deadline: November 1, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Essay Contest: Teens Making a Difference!

No matter your age or how busy you are, you can make a difference! Teen Ink knows this and so does Natalie Silverstein, MPH, author of Simple Acts: The Busy Teen's Guide to Making a Difference!

Enter now! You could win a copy of Natalie Silverstein's book, Simple Acts: The Busy Teen's Guide to Making a Difference, a $25 Amazon gift card, and have your essay published in Teen Ink magazine!

Deadline: November 1, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Photography Contest: Show Your School Spirit!

School is back in session and we want to embrace it! Show off your photography skills by submitting your best school-related photos!

The winner and honorable mentions will have their photo published in Teen Ink magazine. The overall winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Deadline: October 1, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Artwork Contest: Podcast Cover Art!

Are you a teen graphic designer who wants your artwork displayed on an international podcast? This is your chance to do just that!

Teen Ink is introducing a new project — The Teen Ink Podcast — where we bring your submissions to life and even discuss some of them with you! 

Winner will have their artwork used as the cover art of Teen Ink's podcast and will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Deadline: August 30, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Writing Contest: 101 Word Story

Writers, this one's for you!

In exactly 101 words — no more, no less — create your best flash fiction piece!

Winner and honorable mentions will be published in Teen Ink magazine. The overall winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Deadline: August 30, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Artwork Contest: Portrait Face-off! 

Teen artists — this is a great chance to have your work published! We want to see how creative you can get with a portrait. Hurry and submit!

One winner and several nominees will be published in Teen Ink magazine. The overall winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Deadline: July 31, 2022

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This contest is now CLOSED. 

Poetry Contest: It's Time to Rhyme! 

It's time to shine with Perfect Rhymes!

In just 50 words or less, create your best Perfect Rhymes and submit them to Teen Ink! Winners and top nominees will be published in Teen Ink magazine. The overall winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Deadline: June 30, 2022

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This contest is now CLOSED. 

Photography Contest: Teens in the Wild!

This month, we're taking to Instagram!

Post your best nature photos to your Instagram page and tag us (@teen.ink).

The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and their photo will be published in Teen Ink magazine! 

Deadline: May 31, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED. 

Educator of the Year 2022 Contest

Know an outstanding educator? Nominate them today!

Prizes up to $250 are available. Winning essays will be published in Teen Ink magazine!

Deadline: April 11, 2022.

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Artwork and Photography Contest: Where Do You See Love? 

If you're a teen photographer or artist, here's a chance for you to be published in our digital magazine! It's time for a new contest — and for this theme, we're focused on... love! Five honorable mentions and the winner will be featured in Teen Ink magazine. The winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Deadline: February 28, 2022

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This contest is now CLOSED.

Poetry Contest: Family Traditions!

Teen Ink is hosting a contest for all teen poets! In 100 words or less, we want to learn about your Favorite Family Traditions (e.g. Summer trips to the lake, Sunday spaghetti nights, etc.). You may even be published in
Teen Ink magazine for sharing!

Deadline: January 31, 2022

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