Right now, and continuing through the end of September, the Accesslocal.tv Neighborhood News Correspondents are working with youth people in Sacramento to help them produce digital content and share stories from their communities. Those “Peer-Produced” pieces are published on our site, and at the end of each month all the submissions are judged and prizes are awarded to the authors. The following are the selections for the month of June:

Photo From “My Summer Roots”

1st Place:  My Summer Roots – Why I Started Gardening  By Giovanna Forno

2nd Place: 1) What My Community Does For Me By Ajay Lawson 2) Once Given The Opportunity, I Was Ready To Help By Mengmao Thao 3) STD Awareness By Wendy Ngo

3rd Place: 1) If You Don’t Know Where It’s Been, Don’t Eat It By Mark Westbrook 2) Discrimination Hurts Local teens, Especially In The Gay Community By Elicia Clement 3) Shifting School Districts Makes My Future Uncertain By Elissa Valentina Aguilar 4) Being Southeast Asian By Zoua Thao (5) Losing College Opportunities Due To Budget Cuts By Catherine Chenault

Honorable Mentions: After The Loss Of A Friend, River Safety Becomes Clear By George Guzman, Ask Me Why Before You Kick Me Out Of School By Jamie Ramirez

The award for 1st place is a $200 gift card. 2nd Place winners will each receive a $50 gift card. 3rd place winners are eligible for a $25 gift card. Honorable mentions will receive $10.

If you’re a young person between the ages of 15-21 living in Sacramento who is interested in participating in the July Neighborhood News Correspondent’s “Peer-Produced Contest”, send an email to connector@accesslocal.tv with information about your content topic. Submissions can be in the form of written content (blogs, reporting) or videos. Submissions should focus of community related news and/or experiences.

Congratulations to all the June winners!