The essay contest is open to all students in the 6th through 12th grade. The essay for your particular grade must be submitted via email as a Word formatted document attachment, typed, 12 font, double spaced and must not include your name or any other identifying information in the essay body.
Essay applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on August 18, 2015. Please note all materials submitted will not be returned after the selection process.
Essay Contest Questions
High School Questions: 9th – 12th Grade
“Game Changer” is a phrase that is being used across the world in all industries and areas of life. A
Game Changer is seen as a person, idea, or event that significantly changes the way something is
done, thought of, or acted upon. The NAACP also has five 21st Century Game Changer Initiatives:
Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Voting Rights and Political Representation
Choose at least one of the initiatives and write a 500 to 750 word essay in which you analyze how
(your chosen initiatives) will encourage you to be a Game Changer in your home, school and
Middle School Question: 6th – 8th Grade
A successful education requires collaboration between parents, teachers, students and
administrators. Write a 350 to 500-word essay explaining how a successful collaboration is
accomplished and in particular stress what role you play.
Submit essay by 11:59pm on August 18, 2015 to: email@example.com
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