Contest Support provided by UT Tyler School of Education & Psychology
A prompt is provided to the group's Sponsor as the basis for the essays to be written by the students. Writing occurs under the supervision of the teacher in a single class time 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.