Enter the TU Teen Summer Essay Contest! (Closed Summer 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 is September 1, and you should 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) CONTEST RULES Essays must be no more than 800 words. Essays must be your own original work (no plagarizing). 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.