TU Teen Summer Camp Essay Contest

Enter the TU Teen Summer Essay Contest! (Open for 2018)

Essays should be 800 words or less on "Why conservation is important to fly fishing"

The grand prize is a Temple Fork Outfitters BVK rod with Prism Reel, a $400 value.
Runners-up also receive prizes.

Deadline Extended: November 15, 2018. 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 the deadline.
  • 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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