Youth Essay Entry Details

Open to students, ages kindergarten-grade 12. Individual essays may be the product of a classroom assignment or other contest. Entries must be typed, double spaced, corrected, and contain 250-500 words for kindergarten-grade 6 and 500-750 words for grades 7-12. Essays must also address the year’s topic and include the student’s name, address, grade level and teacher’s name. One entry per student.

Deadline For General Selection: June 1, 2023 – Recipient notified by September 1, 2023

Winners will receive a George Washington medal and certificate.

2023 Student Essay Topic Grades 7-12:

“With so much diverse information available, how can you become an informed citizen and make an impact on our nation’s political life even before you are eligible to vote?”

2023 Student Essay Topic Grades K-6:

“Why is voting such a vital responsibility in our nation?”

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