START THE CONVERSATION!
TEEN ESSAY-WRITING CONTEST
High school-age teens from Santa Monica and surrounding areas are invited to explore the importance of free speech in their lives, in their community, and/or in our country by entering the first annual Start the Conversation! essay-writing contest, sponsored by Santa Monica Republican Women Federated.
In six to eight paragraphs, explain why free speech is important to you. The top three essays will be awarded:
1st Place: $200 2nd Place: $100 3rd Place: $50
Contest open to high school-age students.
Essay must answer the question: "Why is Free Speech Important to You?”
Essay should be six to eight paragraphs, typewritten and double-spaced.
Please include writer's name, age, phone number and email address on first page of essay. Essays will be judged on clarity, insight, organization, grammar and spelling.
Submission deadline is April 1, 2023.
To enter, send PDF of essay to SMRWFwritingcontest@gmail.com. Winners will be notified via email and prize money awarded before May 1, 2023. Names of winners and their essays will be shared at www.smrwf.org and with local media.
Questions? Need more information? Contact SMRWFwritingcontest@gmail.com or see our website at smrwf.org.
IMPORTANT TO YOU?