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Student Journalism Contest


The 2023 LNP | LancasterOnline Journalism Contest is an opportunity for Lancaster County students in kindergarten through 12th grade to showcase their talents.

Register your class to participate and be entered to win a $100 gift card. This year's theme is "The Importance of Education." Students are encouraged to tell us about their schools and teachers, and explain how what they have learned will help them be better citizens and shape their career interests.

Kindergarten and first grade should draw a picture showing a job or occupation they've learned about in school, or want they want to be when they grow up.

Second through fifth grades should submit an essay, with no more than 200 words.

Six through eighth grades: should submit an essay, with no more than 250 words.

High schoolers: should submit an essay, with no more than 300 words. Or, show us in a video lasting no more than 1 minute. Our staff will choose the video submission winners.

Registration is open now through Friday, February 24, 2023.