Our Gender Revolution Writing Challenge


What would the world be like if we were all truly equal to each other? Do you think that boys and men are more valued than women and girls? What happens when boys and men are seen as more powerful than girls and women?

Our Gender Revolution believes in a world where everyone can thrive and fulfill their real potential. We want to create communities where everyone has equal value and we all share power, no matter our gender, race, class, ability, and more.

Idaho middle school/junior high and high school students are invited to enter the Our Gender Revolution (formerly the Love What’s Real) Writing Challenge. Writing must be 75 words or less (title does not count) on one of the themes below. One hundred or more selections will be published in February 2016. Deadline for submission is midnight Tuesday, December 15, 2015 extended until Friday, December 18, 2015 (midnight).

Middle/Jr.High School Themes and Rules               High School Themes and Rules

How does it work?

Create an original poem or essay! Writing must be 75 words or less (title does not count) of an original work on one of the themes. You can submit up to three poems or essays. Write in the language where you can best express yourself. Over 100 poems or essays will be selected based on creativity and ability to capture the spirit of one of the themes for for the category for which the poem/essay was submitted.

Who is eligible?

Student authors submitting to the Middle School/Junior High category should be in middle school (6th- 8th grade) or junior high (7th – *9th grade) – public, private, or alternative school settings. *Schools that include 9th grade in junior high school are eligible to enter in this category.

Student authors submitting to the High School category should be in high school (*9th – 12th) – public, private, or alternative school settings. *Schools that include 9th grade in high school are eligible to enter in this category.

Deadline for submission is midnight Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Friday, December 18, 2015

Awards

$100 awarded to the top 10 selections for the high school category and to the top 10 selections for the middle/junior high school category. Over 100 of the top writings selected for publication for the high school and for the middle school/junior high book will be released in February 2016.

All published works will list the author, teacher and school. A book of the published works will be distributed to Idaho’s secondary schools. Make sure your school is represented!

Ways to Enter by Tuesday, December 15th Friday, December 18 (midnight)

Option 1 – Online: Click on the appropriate image below to submit your Our Gender Revolution Writing Challenge submission online

Writing Contest Middle School/Junior High Button
2015 Writing Contest High School Button

Option 2 – Email: Email your Our Gender Revolution Writing Challenge submission by attaching a Word document or including the poem in the body of your email submission. Email to . Please do not submit via Google Drive.

What information do you need to include in your email submission?

Middle School/Junior High Email               High School Email

Option 3 – Mail: Mail your submission, name, address, contact number, school name, grade, and teacher’s name to:

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
300 East Mallard Drive, Suite 130
Boise, ID 83706

Questions?

Please email Micaela Rios at , and thank you for joining us!

Read the winning selections from last year’s themes.

Click on the images below to download a PDF copy of last years poetry books.

LWR_MiddleSchool_PoetyBooklet
LWR_HighSchool_PoetyBooklet
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