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Writing Contest

An Essay Contest for Grades 4 through 12

Contest Support provided by UT Tyler School of Education & Psychology
To REGISTER STUDENTS beginning October 15, click here for the General Info page and scroll to the Register Students section. You can also access a document, How to Register Students on that page.

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.

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are awarded in each level. Winners receive a medallion.
  • Elementary winners will receive cash prizes.
  • Middle School and High School winners are eligible to apply for scholarships.
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