Greenwich League of Women & Affiliate High School Clubs Announce 2022 Student Essay Contest

The League of Women Voters Greenwich and their affiliate high school clubs announce the themes of their third annual essay contest.

This year, students in grades 8-12 who either live or go to school in Greenwich are encouraged to enter.

Students are asked to write an essay of 600-800 words that answers one of the following prompt questions:

Option 1: Volume Two of The Words That Made Us by Akhil Reed Amar – How should author Akhil Reed Amar open the second volume in his trilogy about our ongoing Constitutional conversation, The Words That Made Us Equal: 1840-1920?

Option 2: Voting Rights – What do we do next to strengthen voting rights and ensure free and fair elections?

Option 3: Elections Matter in Greenwich – Why do elections matter in Greenwich?

More details about these prompts can be found here. Judges will not see the names of the contributors. A panel of League of Women Voters Greenwich members will review the essays.

Students will submit their essays via the League of Women Voters Greenwich website here.

Winners will be presented with their awards on Wednesday, May 2, 2022, during the League of Women Voters Greenwich annual dinner at the Riverside Yacht Club. A top essay for each prompt option will be named, with awards presented at the dinner. One paper will be chosen from the top three winning essays for the $1000 Grand Prize.

Additional information about contest rules, formatting, and judging can be found here. To contact the League with questions email [email protected].

Essays due: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Winners announced: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Award Presentation: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during the League of Women Voters Greenwich
Annual Dinner at Riverside Yacht Club