“When you leave New York you ain't going anywhere.” ...JB

Open to all 12th-grade students in NYC public and charter schools.


  • Non-fiction, New York-centered story in 800 words or fewer.
  • Writing that is sharp, moving, inspirational, humorous and original!

In Memoriam of Pulitzer Prize Winning NY Columnist Jimmy Breslin

 “Journalism should be truthful and entertaining. You know, with news and important facts you can entertain people too, have a little humor. Life isn’t all that deadly all the time, but while you’re having fun, tell the truth. If every word of a column is deadly serious, I can’t read it. It makes me throw up." - Jimmy Breslin