2019 Writing Contests
Personal Essay Competition
Submissions accepted May 1st to June 30th
Why I’m Glad to be a Homeschool Student
Times New Roman typeface
12 pt. font size
Category 1: up to age eight
For this category, the recommended essay length is one to two pages (approximately 250 to 500 words).
Category 2: ages nine to twelve
For this category, the recommended essay length is three to four pages (approximately 750 to 960 words).
Category 3: ages thirteen to eighteen
For this category, the recommended essay length is five to seven pages (approximately 1,200 to 1,700 words).
Submissions (in any category) of more than twelve pages (approximately 2,900 words) cannot be accepted.
Please send your submission as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be accepted May 1st—June 30th, 2019.
A grading rubric will be used in judging. Feel free to take a look at our rubric to review our judging guidelines, so you will know what to expect from the judging.