TU Teen Summer Camp Essay Contest

Enter the TU Teen Summer Essay Contest! (Open for 2017)

Essays should be 800 words or less on "TU Camp is..."

The grand prize is a Temple Fork Outfitters BVK fly rod, a $300 value.
Runners-up also receive prizes.

The deadline has been extended to September 15, 2017. Please e-mail your entries to Tara Granke

Last year we received lots of great submissions--they were thoughtful, funny, enthusiastic and heartfelt.  Thank you to everyone who participated.

Eligible youth include any campers or students of a camp or academy, at least 12 years of age, as well as any youth counselors, age 18 or under.

Read last year's winning essays. (scroll down)



  • Essays must be no more than 800 words.
  • Essays must be your own original work (no plagiarizing).
  • Submissions are due by Sep. 1 each year.
  • All authors agree to allow Trout Unlimited to re-post their piece on their website and promote it through appropriate social media channels.

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