The Grizzly Article Writing Competition 2022

Write an article! Publish in The Grizzly! Win a prize!

Submission: Submissions are due on Friday, February 4th and must be emailed to [email protected]

Questions? Please reach out to [email protected]


  1. Articles may be written on any topic: school news, world news, opinion, entertainment, science, lifestyle, etc… E.g. Movie/T.V. Show/Book Reviews, U.S./World Policy + Implications, School Reporting (interviews with students and teachers, exploring a certain class, clubs), Food Reviews, Fashion. Need inspiration? Visit The Grizzly News!
  2. Articles must have a brief and engaging title.
  3. Paragraphs should be about 3-5 sentences long, articles should be around 500 – 800 words long. Readers do not enjoy looking at large blocks of text.
  4. Articles must contain a unique perspective or insight that could not be found on another news site. 
  5. All sources must be cited in the article. Hyperlinks are strongly recommended.  
  6. Writing must be up to the journalistic standards as stated by The Grizzly Editorial Policies.
  7. Articles must contain at least one photograph/illustration. Student photography/illustrations are strongly encouraged. 


Writing for a newspaper can be hard. Below are some resources that you may find helpful. 

Review Process:

  • Articles will be judged by the Editor-in-Chief. 
  • After results are released, articles will be reviewed and edited by a member of The Grizzly Editorial Board before being published. 


  • 1st Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card and 1st Place Certificate
  • 2nd Place: $25 Amazon Gift Card and 2nd Place Certificate
  • Honorable Mention Certificate