ESSAY CONTEST PRIZES

1ST PLACE PRIZE

$150000
  • Plus an all-expense-paid trip to New York City*—including Lunch with John Stossel.

2ND PLACE PRIZE

$100000
MORE PRIZES
10 FINALISTS $200 ea.
25 SEMI-FINALISTS $100 ea.
50 HONORABLE MENTIONS $50 ea.

Get those students writing! Best of luck to all!


* Trip Details for 1st place winner:

Winning essays submitted by teachers for their students, or by parents or guardians for under-18 essay writers, will earn the trip for the teacher/parent/guardian as well.

Winning essays submitted by students connected to a teacher registered on our website will earn the trip for the teacher as well.

Winners under 18 years of age whose essays were submitted by their non-parent teachers may each select a parent or guardian to accompany them on the trip, in addition to their teachers. Winning essays submitted by students for themselves, who are not connected to a teacher registered on our website, will have the option of choosing a guest (18 years or older) to accompany them on the trip.

Trip to New York will be June 12th - June 14th, 2018.

Airfare
Round-trip airfare to New York City for all eligible travelers (details in above paragraph).
Hotel
Hotel rooms (one for 1st place winner and parent/guardian/guest to share, and one for any eligible teacher) for two nights (June 12th & June 13th) in New York City.
Meals, etc.
$250 to cover meals and misc. expenses for two days in New York City for each winner and each eligible traveler.