SOURCE: Scholastic Inc.

Upfront Video Contest

October 26, 2009 10:13 ET

The New York Times UPFRONT® Asks Teens: What Are the Top Ten News Stories of 2009?

Teen Magazine Announces Video Contest to Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - The New York Times UPFRONT®, the leading teen magazine covering national news edited and published by Scholastic in conjunction with The New York Times, announces its 10th Anniversary Video Contest. UPFRONT is inviting junior high and high school students from across the country to create a video up to 3 minutes long showing what they think are the Top 10 News Stories of 2009.

One video will receive the Grand Prize: a bundle of products customized for the winning classroom, plus a year-long classroom subscription to Upfront. Nine runners-up will each win a year-long classroom subscription to Upfront, and all 10 winning videos will be featured on the Scholastic Teens channel on YouTube ( Videos will be judged on accuracy, creativity and persuasiveness. Entries must be received by December 14, 2009. Winners will be announced in late December.

Go to for the official rules and full instructions on how to enter.

UPFRONT is designed specifically for students ages 14-18 and features reports by Times correspondents and in-depth articles to stimulate critical thinking about national and international events and other issues. Articles are written in a way that is relevant and accessible to teens, while helping them build crucial reading and writing skills. More than 900,000 students and 20,000 teachers in all 50 states read the twice-monthly magazine, which is available by mail subscriptions at home or in school.

About The New York Times UPFRONT

The New York Times UPFRONT is a national news magazine for teens published by Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) in conjunction with The New York Times. This bi-monthly teen magazine makes current events relevant to high school readers and makes it easy for teachers to connect current events to their curriculum. UPFRONT features reports from Times correspondents around the globe on national and international news. For student and teacher resources, or to subscribe to UPFRONT, visit

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