Essay Guidelines

  • No more than 500 words, excluding bibliography, and double-spaced

  • At least three varied sources, such as newspaper and journal articles, books, TED Talk videos, documentaries, government websites, and JS Scholar Interviews

  • Sources must be documented with in-text citations and a bibliography 

  • Only one entry per student per year

Deadline:​ 11:59 pm EST on June 30th, 2022

Submission Guidelines

  • Essays must be uploaded as a PDF file (View example here)

  • Essays must be submitted via this website

  • Entries must be sent as a PDF document. The title should be your last name then first name. (Ex: Sexton, John)

  • Bibliographies should be included in the PDF file

  • PDF file should NOT include any personal information (ex. student name, school name, etc.)

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