Win $100 for the charity of your choice
Spectrum would like to reward students for their commitment to helping others in need.
We ask that you submit a completed opinion article to our email at that:
1. Highlights a key social issue on the local, national, or international scale,
2. Addresses the SPECIFICS of the dilemma or problem regarding the social issue,
3. Identifies and describes a charity or non-profit organization whose goal is to resolve the issue or problem, and
4. Explains how a donation from the newspaper would help.
RULES and RESTRICTIONS
Length: Must be over 100 words, but under 500
The charity/organization MUST BE a 501(c)3 organization; see:
You MUST include a link to the organization's official website
You MUST submit your Op-Ed to by April 14th
PRIZES: All prize-winning Op-Eds will be published, AND:
FIRST PRIZE: $100 to the charity you publicized through your Op-Ed
SECOND PRIZE: $25 to the charity
THIRD PRIZE: $25 to the charity
HONORABLE MENTION: Five other Op-Eds will be published to draw attention to the issues/charities you find relevant
We encourage you to write with style and voice--take stylistic risks! The most successful Op-Eds will be the ones we want to read again and again!