Go! is an online magazine for teens published by Iowa State University’s Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE), is sponsoring a writing contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage writers and readers to think about how integral transportation is to our everyday lives. Transportation encompasses roads, rail, air, and sea, including:
• All sorts of vehicles, cars, semi-tractor trailers, trains, ships, and planes
• The “drivers” of all those different vehicles
• Infrastructure such as roads, bridges, airports, railroads, ports, etc.
Contest submissions MUST be focused on some aspect of transportation and be previously unpublished.
Open to: Writers age 16 and up
Categories: Short story and nonfiction; well-researched, technically correct articles are preferred over personal essays or creative nonfiction
Target audience: Young adults from 14 to 20 years old
Word length: Short story, up to 2,000 words; Nonfiction article, up to 2,000 words
Prizes: $1,000 for best short story; $1,000 for best non-fiction; $500 ISU Book Store gift cards to 2 best student writers
Deadline: January 15, 2009
How to submit: By snail mail to
Go! Writing Contest
Michele Regenold, Editor
2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
Ames, IA 50010