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Interview Contest

Enter the Teen Ink Interview Contest and win an opportunity to interview a celebrity!

Prizes

Winners are selected throughout the year. Previous celebrity interviews include Pedro Martinez, Gen. Colin Powell, Maya Angelou, R.L. Stine, George Lucas, Whoopi Goldberg, Senator John Glenn, Andrew Shue, Hillary Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson., and Tony Hawk. Interviews are featured in Teen Ink magazine and online.

Guidelines

Teen Ink will only consider interviews that are written and conducted by teens. You do not have to interview a famous person to win. Choose a grandparent, neighbor, or anyone else who interests you. The important thing is that your interview contains interesting questions and answers.

Interviews must be in question-and-answer format and should be between 500 and 2,500 words. Remember to ask thought-provoking questions and be sure the answers are accurate quotations. Please include your subject’s full name. For more suggestions on how to write a winning interview, see our Interview Writing Tips.

Submit entries through our website or by e-mail to submit@teenink.com. See our submission guidelines for more information.

Deadlines

There are no deadlines; entries are accepted and published in Teen Ink magazine and online throughout the year. All those submitting interviews are automatically considered for upcoming celebrity interview opportunities.