Young Writers Contest

Find out the topic for this year's competition and enter to win!

Field & Stream Online Editors

At Field & Stream we're always looking for a good story. We also want to hear from the next generation of hunters and anglers. That is why we are launching the Second Annual Field & Stream Young Writers Contest. This essay competition is designed to help young writers practice their craft and explore the larger role of the outdoor sports, this time through the subject: "My best day in the field or on the water." The winning writer will receive $1,000 and have his or her essay published in Field & Stream.

Official Rules
No purchase is necessary to enter.

The Field & Stream Young Writers Contest is open to U.S. residents between 13 and 18 years of age; entrants must not be older than 18 on September 1, 2002. Field & Stream's editors will select the winning essay within 90 days after the contest ends; all entries will be evaluated equally on creativity, presentation, and marketability. All decisions are final. The winning essay will be published in a future issue of Field & Stream (to be determined by the editors of Field & Stream), and the writer of that essay will receive $1,000.

The subject of the essay is "My best day in the field or on the water." Length is 600 to 1,000 words. All entries must be typed, double-spaced, on 81/2x11-inch paper, using only one side of the paper, and must include the writer's name, address, telephone number, and proof of age (copy of birth certificate, driver's license, or passport). One essay accepted per entrant. Each entry must be original, nonpublished work, written in English, and the content must be appropriate for a national magazine, as determined by Field & Stream's editors.

Entries should be mailed to:
Field & Stream Young Writers Contest, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016; and must be postmarked by September 1, 2002. Employees of AOL Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies and members of those employees' immediate families are not eligible. Winner shall grant the right to use the winner's entry, name, hometown, and likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion on behalf of Field & Stream without further compensation. Winner shall also transfer to Field & Stream all right, title, and interest, including copyright, in and to the winning essay to Field & Stream. The winner will be notified by mail within two weeks of the selection of the winning essay and must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability before the prize can be awarded. Parents or guardians are responsible for completing the affidavit and release for any winner who may be a minor. All taxes are the responsibility of the winner and his or her family. Any claims relating to this contest shall be governed by New York law without regard to its conflict of law, rules, and any such claim must be heard in New York.