An essay contest for grades 4 through 12
Contest Support provided by UT Tyler School of Education & Psychology
A prompt is provided each year as the basis for the essays to be written by the students. The prompt is provided to the sponsor/coach for Writing Contest of registered schools and groups by e-mail. Writing occurs under the supervision of the teacher in a single class sitting of no more than 1 hour. After the top three essays for each grade are selected, students may proof and make minor edits under the supervision of the teacher before the final copies of the essays are submitted.
- All students who do not place receive a participation ribbon.
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are awarded in each level. Winners receive a medallion. Elementary winners receive a cash award of $25.00, $15.00 or $10.00. Middle School and High School winners are eligible to apply for Academic Rodeo Scholarships.