TAP Proudly Presents
The 2017-2018 Essay Contest Winners!
Souren Moradi, West Hills Middle School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Lindsey Zousmer, West Hills Middle School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Mallory Doyle, Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, Shelton, Connecticut
The Middle School Question:
Imagine that you are responsible for putting together a media package of five (5) items that are representative of your country's youth culture for someone who knows little or nothing about your country.
Write an essay telling us which five items you would select and why they are worth sharing. These items can be in any form of media, such as songs, websites, magazines, TV shows, or movies. After your audience views your media package of the five items, what impression do you think they will have about youth culture in your country? What biases or stereotypes could you dispel with your media package? Please be sure that your essay answers all of these questions.
Entries must not exceed 750 words, must be typed, must be clearly organized, and must answer all parts of the question.
Emma Claire Pulley, Riverton High School, Riverton, Utah
The High School Question:
Popular media from magazines to movies to television offer images, stories, and information that influence our prejudices and the way we think about social issues.
Write an essay telling us about a topic in the media that made you realize a prejudice of your own. How would you seek truthful information to better understand the subject matter? Why did you feel you should learn more? Now that you have a better understanding of your own bias and more knowledge of the issue, how have you changed your behavior? Be sure to include all of your thoughts and the answers to these questions.
Entries must not exceed 1,000 words, must be typed, must be clearly organized, and must answer all parts of the question.
TAP reserves the right to copy and modify any entry for reproduction. Entries will become the property of TAP.