Essay Contest for grades 4-12 – Deadline Oct 20, 2016



CURRENT ENTRY DEADLINE:  Extended to October 20th, 2016

  • Students must be in school (public, private or home school) in the United States or Canada.
  • Students can enter on their own or have a parent or teacher make their entry.
  • All entries must be in English and be the original work of the student.
  • Open to students in grades 4-12.
  • You can write on any appropriate subject (No pro-violence, pro drugs, etc.)
  • Essays should be between 100 and 250 words (words such as “a”, “an” or “the” are not counted). However, essays should not be over 300 words.
  • Essays must be non-fiction (no short stories or essays written as if you are a historical figure).
  • Do not double-space your entry.
  • Be sure to use proper capitalization.
  • If you attend a detention center or adolescent treatment facility, you can just put your last initial for your last name. In all other cases, please put your complete first and last name.



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