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Anger Is a Gift Essay Contest

We’re excited to announce our Anger Is a Gift contest, where you can enter for a chance to win $5,000 toward your education, have your essay published in Teen Ink, and receive a signed copy of Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro!

Six years after the murder of his father by an Oakland police officer left Moss Jefferies beset by grief and near-crippling panic attacks, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals in their own school. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.

When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.

Your essay writing prompt: Write a short essay (between 300 and 500 words) about how anger has been a gift in your life

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Visit Angerisagiftessaycontest.com for essay guidelines and more information.

Attention Teen Ink readers! For those of you who saw announcement of this contest in the February issue, please note that the contest url was incorrectly listed as angerisagiftcontest.com. The correct url is: angerisagiftessaycontest.com.

No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are age 13 or older. Entry period begins at 12:01 AM Easter Time (ET) on 2/1/2018 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 4/30/2018. Void where prohibited. For full Official Rules, visit angerisagiftessaycontest.com. Sponsored by Tor Teen, a division of Macmillan Publishers, 175 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10010.

 

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    1. No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are age 13 or older. Entry period begins at 12:01 AM Easter Time (ET) on 2/1/2018 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 4/30/2018. Void where prohibited. For full Official Rules, visit angerisagiftessaycontest.com. Sponsored by Tor Teen, a division of Macmillan Publishers, 175 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10010.

  1. Hi! I submitted mine and received an error page after every time. Could someone let me know if my submission was received or if I should try to submit again?

    Thanks so much!!

    1. Hi Ashley! I’m so sorry you got error messages. But I just checked and your entry loaded just fine so we have your essay and you are entered into the contest. Thanks so much and good luck!

  2. I have tried submitting many times now and have also received an error page. Is there a reason behind this? I’m worried I might be disqualified for trying to submit so many times.

    1. Hi Rachel! I am so sorry to hear that you were getting an error page. We’re not sure why that happened but are looking into it. I checked the system though and your entry was loaded just fine. So we have your essay and you are entered into the contest. Thanks so much and good luck!

    1. Hi Alicia! Sorry you got an error page on the contest. We’re not sure why that happened but are looking into it. I checked the system though and your entry was submitted. We have your essay and you are entered into the contest. Thanks and good luck!

  3. To whoever it may concern, I would like to know if my essay got into the contest. It is called Fueled by Anger.

      1. Thank you. Do I need to mention that I am a Teen Ink writer and if I won this, would Teen Ink know about this or do I need to publish the essay also in Teen Ink?

  4. Hi!
    I tried submitting my essay but I got a page that said “Oops. Page cannot be found.” I was just wondering if my essay was uploaded or if I should try again.
    Thank you!

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