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Modern Love College Essay Contest Modern Love College Essay Contest
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We’re looking for a few new voices. Maybe yours? The New York Times is inviting college students nationwide to write an essay that tells the plain truth about what love and relationships are like for them today. In previous contests, which attracted thousands of entries from students at hundreds of colleges and universities, the winning essays explored ambivalence about hooking up, technology’s effects on the ways we find and lose love, how an aversion to labels can impact relationships, and the challenges of navigating one’s gender identity. This past February, just after Valentine’s Day, we asked college students nationwide to tell us the truth about what love is like for them today. Ten weeks later, we are pleased to present the best of that writing, which will run in the Modern Love column through May.
To enter, send one essay (1,500-1,700 words) to, both attaching it as a Word document and pasting it into the body of the email. Include your name, college and anticipated year of graduation. Stories must be true and previously unpublished. You may not change names or details. The essays below demonstrate a good range of how others have done this well. Leading off is our winning entry by Kyleigh Leddy, a senior at Boston College. Many writers explored how technology and social media can both enable and frustrate emotional attachment, but none carried greater weight and poignancy than Ms. Leddy’s essay about her missing older sister. Our other finalists tackled a wide range of subjects: hoarding, body image, rejecting oppressive masculine codes of behavior, and having a relationship prosper and end via Apple’s Find My Friends app.
The deadline for submissions is March 24, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST. This year’s contest will also feature a variety of 100-word love stories from college students around the world, which will run in our Tiny Love Stories column for three Tuesdays in May, starting next week.
The winning essay will be published in a special Modern Love column in early May, and its author will receive $1,000. Finalists’ essays may also be published. For updates, follow Modern Love on Facebook. On Twitter, follow the Modern Love editor and projects assistant. Good luck! Congratulations to Ms. Leddy and our other top finishers (listed below), and our gratitude to all who participated. Thanks, as well, to contest readers Katherine Hu, Danya Issawi, Miya Lee and Alexandra Petri. Daniel Jones
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS AND OLDER WHO ARE CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AN AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Contest ends March 24, 2019. For Official Rules, prize descriptions, terms and conditions and odds disclosure, click here. Sponsor: The New York Times Company, 620 Eighth Ave., New York, N.Y., 10018. Winner
Kyleigh Leddy, Boston College
Ricardo Jaramillo, Brown University
James Lee, Brown University
Meaghan Mahoney, Columbia University
Karina Manta, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Honorable Mention
Amaris Ramey, Georgia Gwinnett College
Paige Resnick, University of Chicago
Samantha Resnick, Pomona College
Veronica Suchodolski, Barnard College
Sahana Thirumazhusai, Carnegie Mellon University
Notable Essays
Avital Balwit, University of Virginia
Eliza Browning, Wheaton College
Kelsang Dolma, Yale University
Morgan Florsheim, Brown University
Sarah Haeckel, Colgate University
Sarah Lieberman, Cornell University
Cole Martin, University of Chicago
Cadence Neenan, Tulane University
Abey Philip, Yale University
Lily Robinson, Middlesex Community College
Kate Scherzinger, Notre Dame
Sara Stanworth, Utah Valley University
Kate Tinney, UC Berkeley
Patrick Wigent, Carleton College
Qianqian Yang, Harvard College