Summer Reading Contest Week 6: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Welcome to Week Six of our 12th Annual Summer Reading Contest.

This contest is open to college students 11-19 from wherever in the world. To take part, submit a response by 9 a.m. Eastern on July 23 that solutions the questions “What got your attention in The New York Times this week? Why?”

If you might be 13 or older and reside in the United States, or 16 or older from wherever else in the world, publish your response in the remark part. If you’re the dad or mum or the trainer of a kid who’s 11-12 years outdated and lives in the United States, or 11-15 and lives in one other nation, see the underside of this publish for particulars on how you can submit on behalf of your little one.

Responses should be 1500 characters — about 250 phrases — or fewer.

What do you have to select? Well, as you realize from the principles we’ve posted, you may decide something revealed on NYTimes.com in 2021, together with articles, essays, movies, photographs, podcasts or infographics.

So what did you learn, watch or take heed to this week?

We hope you’ll click on round NYTimes.com and discover your personal nice articles, options and multimedia. But we additionally know that not everybody who participates has a Times subscription. Because all hyperlinks to Times content material from the scholar options on our website are free, each week we’ll attempt to assist by posting attention-grabbing items from quite a lot of sections.

For instance, this week you might have learn front-page information articles like …

Credit…Claudio Villa/Getty Images

How Italy Beat England to Win Euro 2020

The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening

Hundreds Missing and Scores Dead as Raging Floods Strike Western Europe

Branson Completes Virgin Galactic Flight, Aiming to Open Up Space Tourism

Cubans Denounce ‘Misery’ in Biggest Protests in Decades

What’s at Stake in the Fight Over Voting Rights

Citizens, Not the State, Will Enforce New Abortion Law in Texas

Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse

Charlottesville Removes Robert E. Lee Statue at Center of White Nationalist Rally

Tapping Into the Brain to Help a Paralyzed Man Speak

Europe Rolls Out Vision for a Carbonless Future, however Big Obstacles Loom

Democrats Roll Out $three.5 Trillion Budget to Fulfill Biden’s Broad Agenda

Or, possibly you found tales in the Style, International, Sports, Magazine, Arts, U.S., Travel, Science, Health or Smarter Living sections like …

Mj Rodriguez, heart, acquired an Emmy nomination for greatest lead actress in a drama for her work on the FX present “Pose.”Credit…Eric Liebowitz/FX

‘This Is More Than Possible’: Mj Rodriguez Makes Emmy History

Lionel Messi and Argentina Beat Brazil in Copa América Final

Did a Cuttlefish Write This?

Banish Anxiety About Your Post-Lockdown Looks

Game Over: Chinese Company Deploys Facial Recognition to Limit Youths’ Play

The Real Toll From Prison Covid Cases May Be Higher Than Reported

Screenshots Tell the Real Stories About Who We Are

Cauliflower and Chaos, Fractals in Every Floret

Would You Get a ‘Pandemic Tattoo’?

Why Jane Goodall Still Has Hope for Us Humans

‘I’m Not Just a Kid Who Did Something Wrong’

On This German Farm, Cows Are in Charge. Or at Least Coequals.

The Dark Side of Chess: Payoffs, Points and 12-Year-Old Grandmasters

‘Mother, When Will You Come?’: The Covid Orphans of India

Emmys 2021: Our Critics on ‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and … ‘Hamilton’?

Are We in the Metaverse Yet?

When School Is Voluntary

At the White House, Olivia Rodrigo Says Vaccines Are ‘Good 4 U’

The Menu Evolves for a Muslim Holiday Built Around Food

More Power Lines or Rooftop Solar Panels: The Fight Over Energy’s Future

Schools Are Receiving $129 Billion in Stimulus Aid. Where Is It Going?

At the All-Star Game, a Dimmer Stage for Black Players

Basketball Is Nothing Without Net

6 Months After Riot, Capitol Police Face Multiple Crises

If photographs, movies, graphics or podcasts are extra your type, possibly these received your consideration …

VideoThe Utah Division of Wildlife Resources mentioned that final week it used planes to inventory about 200 lakes which can be inaccessible by automobile. The division mentioned it had stocked fish by air for the reason that 1950s and that the fish had a excessive survival fee.CreditCredit…By Storyful

A Plane in Utah Lets the Fish Fly

How Crowded Are America’s National Parks? See for Yourself.

Track Wildfires in the West

Scattered Among the Himalaya, Glimpses of a Changing Tibet

Opinion Video | How Life Looks Through My ‘Whale Eyes’

Nostalgia, Inc.

‘So They Know We Existed’: Palestinians Film War in Gaza

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Spiked 30 Percent in 2020

Or, possibly you got here throughout an attention-grabbing essay in the Opinion part, like …

 Credit…María Medem

Advice for Artists Whose Parents Want Them to Be Engineers

What Western Society Can Learn From Indigenous Communities

There’s a Specific Kind of Joy We’ve Been Missing

A Packed Schedule Doesn’t Really ‘Enrich’ Your Child

The People We Leave Behind in Afghanistan

Cancer Took Away My Ability to Eat, however Not My Love of Food

How the White Press Wrote Off Black America

Stillness in the Sorrow

It Seems Odd That We Would Just Let the World Burn

How to Raise Kids Who Won’t Be Racist

Whatever caught your eye, inform us about it.

The contest guidelines are all right here, and you may learn the work of final yr’s winners right here. A fast overview, although:

You can select from something revealed in the print paper or on NYTimes.com in 2021, together with movies, podcasts, graphics and pictures. (In your response, please embrace the URL or headline of the piece you decide.)

We’ll publish this query every Friday from at present by means of Aug. 13, and also you’ll have till the following Friday morning to reply along with your picks. Then we’ll shut that publish and open a brand new one with the identical query.

We’ll select at the least one favourite reply to characteristic on our website every week. Winners from this week can be introduced on Aug. three.

Feel free to take part every week, however we enable just one submission per individual per week.

The contest is open to college students ages 11 to 19 from wherever in the world. If you might be 13 or older and reside in the United States, or 16 or older from wherever else in the world, publish your response in the feedback part. If you’re a trainer, dad or mum or guardian of a pupil or little one who’s between the ages of 11 and 12 and reside in the United States, or 11 and 15 and reside in one other nation, then you should submit an entry on the scholar’s behalf utilizing the shape under. All entries from the feedback part and the shape under can be judged collectively.

Summer Reading Contest Submission Form: Week 6

Parents, guardians and academics ought to use this kind on behalf of scholars ages 11-12 in the United States and ages 11-15 exterior the United States.