2016 Junior Achievement Essay Competition

The 2016 Junior Achievement Essay Competition is now open. Students should submit their essay before midnight on Monday, January 23, 2017. Visit http://www.myja.org/essay for more details.

This year’s essay topic is listed below:

Entrepreneurs have been around since the very beginning of our country’s history. Their contributions to society are as diverse as the backgrounds and personal experiences of these men and women.

George Washington and Dr. Dre are two such innovators from very different time periods, who both had a profound impact on American culture. But who would you consider a greater entrepreneur and why?

Construct a persuasive essay that compares and contrasts the entrepreneurial contributions of each man before making a conclusion and explaining why you made your choice.

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2015 Junior Achievement Essay Competition

From http://www.myja.org/essay:

Answer the question:

WHAT DOES THE AMERICAN DREAM MEAN TO YOU AND IS IT STILL THRIVING IN GREATER WASHINGTON?

WHO CAN APPLY

Any student enrolled in 9th-12th grade in Greater Washington

AWARDS

  • One grand prize winner selected from all applicants will receive a $20,000 scholarship;
  • A first, second, and third place winner will be selected from each of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and will be each awarded a $10,000 scholarship.
  • From each of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, the school with the greatest number of eligible applications will receive a $6,000 grant.

DEADLINE

11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

REQUIREMENTS

1,000 – 1,500 words. Please read the Official Rules for more information.

Bethesda Literary Festival Essay and Short Story Contest

The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine have partnered to honor local writers at the Bethesda Literary Festival on April 17 – 19, 2015. All essay and short story contest winners will be published on the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine websites and honored at a special event during the Bethesda Literary Festival. The contest is open to both students (grades 9 – 12) and adults and the deadline for submissions is January 23, 2015.

High school winners receive:

  • First place: $250, first place
  • Second place: $100,
  • Honorable mention: $50

Bethesda Magazine will print the first place essay and short story.

Visit www.bethesda.org for more information on the essay contest or www.bethesdamagazine.com for more information on the short story contest.