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 July:

1st Place: Take nothing for granted! By Leticia Ceballos

2nd Place: 1) Gang Violence By Wendy Ngo 2) Even if only for a moment By Jacqueline Hernandez 3) Generation Z By Anthony Alfaroe

3rd Place: 1) Downtown Kids By Bianca Bewley 2) I had No Idea There Were Great Opportunitiesby Elissa Aguilar 3) My Summer Roots – Coming to Lifeby Giovanna Forno 4) Firsthand experience, second hand bike by Julianne Coelho 5) Thirteen and suicidal by “Suzy”

Honorable Mentions: My SisterBy Pavoua Thao,  The effects of advertisements By Kelly Su, Why I love Photography By Pavoua Thao, We will transcend By Juan Albarran, Pain By Monica Perez, Poorly Maintained Parks Lead by Budget Cuts By Marilynn Wong,  The grass wasn’t greener, but I’m thankful for it By Lorena Ceballos, Thank God for giving me another day to liveBy Catherine Chenault, I love my guitarBy Meng Thoa, Lucky: My Dog by Mark Westbrook

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 July winners!