Youth With Impact & The BIC Corporate Foundation writing creative contest provides positive outlet for today's youth
With a winning prize of $1,000, second prize of $500, and third prize of $250, it is certainly worth the effort for students across the country to show off their talent. All winners will also be awarded a seat in Youth With Impact’s live, online 10-week Entrepreneur and Leadership Academy.
Creative writing is known to help advance problem solving and analysis, improve well-being, relieve stress, and improve confidence, to name a few benefits.
The power of the written word is evident in Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman’s early rise – enabling her to overcoming a speech impediment and giving her “creative freedom,” she’s been quoted as saying -- ultimately leading to her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb.”
Teens also need an outlet -- especially during COVID -- who according to the Journal of Adolescent Health, are turning to substance abuse and feelings of isolation.
The BIC Corporate Foundation and Youth With Impact want to help young adults reach their potential through the 2021 Creative Writing Contest. Through the online contest, under-resourced youth and their school communities will have the opportunity to craft their story, increase their skills, and express themselves.
Alison James, Executive Director of the BIC Corporate Foundation stated: "At BIC, we believe in the power of creativity as an important driver of change. We want to foster creativity in all of its forms – particularly in underserved communities. By partnering with Youth With Impact, we are able to help provide young creativity-makers in our own communities with the tangible skills necessary to make their mark on this world, in addition to providing the critical financial support where it’s needed most.”
“Creativity – whether through innovation or the written word – is what will propel our young people to success,” said Youth With Impact CEO Jennifer Openshaw. “Our young people need more opportunities like this to build their written communication skills.”
About the contest
Registration is open now. Entries can be on any theme and should be no longer than 500-750 words. Go to https://forms.gle/qYDJ5NzaAYp4sRT99 to review full writing prompt and enter. Contest closing date is Monday, May 24th, 2021.
Essay Prompt: Describe what creativity means to you personally. How has your own creative expression supported your personal development and education? What advice would you give to teachers, educators, and policy makers in order to accelerate the development of creative skills in our youth?
If you have any questions, please contact Neha Shukla at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE BIC CORPORATE FOUNDATION
At the BIC Corporate Foundation, we believe in the power of creativity as the driver of change. We believe in fostering creativity in all its forms. We want to create the most inspiring and innovative pool of creativity makers throughout our society and support them to make their mark on this world.
About Youth With Impact
Youth With Impact is creating the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs & innovators. It’s powerful live, online Entrepreneurship and Leadership Academy equips young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take an idea and turn it into a business, non-profit or venture.