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We want to hear from you!

DEADLINE EXTENDED to Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

To SUBMIT ONLINE, email your entry to contest@nyclu.org. Click the button below to download the entry form and instructions as a PDF.

To SUBMIT VIA MAIL, mail in your entry to:
NYCLU Contest
125 Broad St., 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Complete rules:

  • You must be 13 to 21 years old to enter the contest.
  • You must reside in New York City.
  • Entries must be original and cannot be returned
  • Group entries accepted
  • Current and former NYCLU/ACLU staff, clients and board members, and their relatives, are not eligible.
  • We’ll accept the following formats:
    • A poem, song, or spoken word piece up to 3 pages, or 3 minutes long.
    • You may submit your piece:
      - in writing
      - recorded on a CD/DVD or electronic audio file
      - uploaded as a video on YouTube