• WRITING CONTESTS

     

     

    OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST

    Description: The purpose of the contest is to give young people an opportunity to develop their own views around a central idea.  Students submit a written essay on a designated theme.

    Eligibility Requirements:  Students in grades 9-12

    Important Dates:  Contest is held from mid-November to the start of January.

    Awards: Cash awards.


    Additional information:  http://optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm 


    VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW):  Patriots Pen Essay Competition

    Description: Students prepare and submit a written essay on a required theme. The essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy.

    Eligibility Requirements:  Students in grades 6, 7, 8 at participating schools invited by local VFW

    Important Dates:  Applications are due around November 1

    Awards:  National winners receive cash awards.

    Additional information:  www.vfw.org  (Click on Community, Click on programs)


    VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW):  Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition

    Description: Students submit a written essay and an audio recording on an annual patriotic theme.

    Eligibility Requirements:  Students in grades 9-12 at participating schools invited by local VFW

     Important Dates:  Applications are due around November 1.

    Awards:  National winners receive cash awards.


    Additional information:  www.vfw.org  (Click on Community, Click on programs)

               

    ELSIE W. JACKSON OLD HOME PRIZE

    Description: The purpose of this essay contest is to preserve unrecorded or little known facts and legends connected with the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  In addition to preserving information, the award is intended to arouse in students an increased awareness of and interest in the rich cultural heritage of this area.

    Eligibility Requirements: Students in Grade 12

    Important Dates:  Applications are due April 15.


    Awards:  A wining senior from each school receives a cash award.


    Additional Information:  12th grade English teachers