Environmental Solutions Contest | Teen Ink

Essay Contest – Environmental Solutions!

Imagine this: You’ve got all the power, money, and resources in the world to save the planet. What would you accomplish first, and how would you do it? In honor of Earth Day (April 22), we’re looking for creative and resourceful environmental solutions to save the Earth. As part of the most environmentally conscious generation in history, we know you’ve got ideas, and we’re looking forward to hearing them!

The winner and honorable mentions will be published in Teen Ink magazine. The overall winner will also receive a $25 gift card! 

April 1st, 2023



  • You must be a teen (aged 13-19) with a Teen Ink account to enter

  • No inappropriate content

  • Submissions must relate to the topic (Environmental Solutions)

Guidelines and Details: 

  • Try to keep your essay limited to 300-400 words

  • There is no limit to the number of solutions you can submit

How to Submit: 

  • Submit entries through our website. All entries submitted to Teen Ink are automatically considered for the contest. See our submission guidelines for more information.

  • Submit your work to the "Hot Topics - Environment" category of Teen Ink. You can find this selection after selecting the initial "Article/Poetry" submission type.

  • Include "environmental solutions" in your submission's tags. You can do this by using the "additional tags" field in your submission form.


  • Winner and honorable mentions will have their essays published in Teen Ink magazine

  • The overall winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card