At Home Creativity Campaign 

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Springtide™ Research Institute is listening to the inner and outer lives of young people ages 13 to 25. As an unbiased research institute, we seek to help those who care about young people care better, by amplifying and honoring young people’s lived experiences through careful research and actionable insights. Our inaugural research report, Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation, shares new research about the landscape of loneliness specific to young people. 

As students and young professionals adjust to learning and working from home, we want to see or hear how you’re finding connection and meaning through these days of physical distancing. 

At Home Creativity Campaign  

Receiving Creative Submissions from Young People Ages 13–25 

Show OR Tell Us: How are you finding connection and meaning during these days of physical distancing? 

If your submission is one of the pieces selected for our Voices of Young People blog, you’ll receive a $100 Visa gift card. 

Send your essay or creative piece as an email attachment (or as a file-sharing link if it’s too big to attach) by Monday, April 13 2020 11:59pm PST to: stories@springtideresearch.org 
 
Please include only the writer’s first name, age, and state/territory in the body of the email. 

Important Guidelines: 

  • Submissions may include narrative essays, memoirs, poetry, or creative works including songs, videos, or visual art. 
  • If offering a written submission, the piece may not exceed 1,000 words. 
  • Submissions must answer or relate to the question prompt. 
  • Submissions must be your original work. 
  • There is no cost to submit a piece. 
  • Once submitted, the essay or creative work has the potential to become a part of Springtide Research Institute’s public facing content in our Voices of Young People blog. The creator (and their guardian, if creator is below 18) will need to complete a publicity release(s). 
  • Submissions must come from a young person who is between the ages of 13 and 25 at the time of submission deadline (April 13, 2020) and currently reside within the United States or U.S. territories. 

We can’t wait to see what you create while at home! 
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