February 11, 2011 by staff
NYT, The New York Times has opened its second “Modern Love” essay contest for college graduates today at the national level. Students at least 18 years, residing in the United States and enrolled in a U.S. college or university are invited to submit personal essays between 1,500 and 1,700 words that illustrate the current state of love and relationships. The winner will be published in a special Modern Love column in The New York Times Sunday Styles section.
In this era of Facebook, SMS, new attitudes about sex and dating, the evolution of gender roles and 24 / 7 communication, which is love now? The New York Times invites students to explain what love is for them.
Four semi-finalists and one winner will be chosen. The winning entry will be published in the newspaper on May 1 and NYTimes.com, and the winner will receive 1000. Semi-finalists may also have their essays published in print and on NYTimes.com. Contest details are available at NYTimes.com / EssayContest. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, March 31.
“Three years ago, we were overwhelmed and humbled by the depth of knowledge and emotional resonance in many trials, we’ve received,” said Daniel Jones, Modern Love editor, The New York Times. “We are eager to hear what college students have to say about love today. ”
Launched in October 2004, The New York Times publishes weekly Modern Love column reader-submitted essays about a wide range of relationship experiences including marriage, dating, divorce and parenthood. An online archive of Modern Love columns can be found at http://nyti.ms/146bvG. The contest college first test was conducted in 2008.
A book of collected columns, entitled “Modern Love: 50 True Tales of Extraordinary and desire, deceit and devotion”, is available in bookstores.
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