Enter the YES! National Student Writing Competition

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This fall our friends at YES! are sponsoring a writing competition for students in middle school through university.

Students are to read the YES! article, “Living Large in a Tiny House,” by Dee Williams and respond to it. According to the website: "Dee’s story is about why she chose to move from her 3-bedroom bungalow to an 84-square-foot house—a place where she keeps no more than 300 items and has never been happier."

Prompt: Your students should write an essay of up to 700 words answering the question, “If you had the choice, what size house would you live in? What are important features your house would have, and what would you intentionally avoid?”

The registration deadline is October 19, 2012, and essays must be submitted by November 21, 2012.

This competition offers students a great opportunity to reflect on the impacts of our housing choices on people, animals, and the earth, and to consider creative ways to design a sustainable, humane house that meets their needs.

Find out more and check the website for entry requirements.

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