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This fall, participants will read and respond to the YES! Magazine article "How the Real Teens Behind The Fault in Our Stars' Are Bringing Empathy to the Internet" by Christopher Zumski Finke.

The writing prompt?

Parents often label the Internet as a hotbed for cruelty and harassment. Nerdfighters prove the Internet can be used for good, that it can be a place to create community that combats negativity—or ‘world suck’—with ‘awesome.’ What are some ways—digital or otherwise—that you get strength and support to fight world suck with awesome?

Find out more about the competition and how to register here.



Stay tuned for the announcement of our next National Student Writing Competition prompt in winter 2015!

Read recent student essays


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