Summer Contest for Young Writers

The contest asks the question: "What's your summer passion?" and invites young writers to submit their most compelling answer about what they love to do most, whether it's reading books, writing epic novels, or fine-tuning the art of make-up.

The writers of the top three essays will receive a $300 savings bond and become paid contributing writers as well as receive a one year free membership to

Submissions should be 350-600 words. Entrants must be under the age of 19, Yoursphere membership not required. All entries are due August 17, 2009. Winners will be announced August 21, 2009.

To enter, submit your essay in the body of an email (no attachments) to For official rules, visit