There is a growing number of contest and essay opportunities for students in elementary and middle school. Below are some you may not be aware of.

Essay writing tips

Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP)
Open to Middle School and High School Students
10th National Essay Contest
Deadline: January 8, 2017

Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest
Open for students grades K-12
Grades K - 3 draw posters of official Maine symbols
Grades 4 - 5 draw posters with a Maine history theme 
Middle and high school students participate in an essay contest

Maine Dairy Princess Scholarship Pageant
3 ages groups: 10-13, 14-17 and 18-23
Age group 10-13: winner receives $250 in cash/prizes
Age groups 14-17 and 18-23: winners receives a $1000, runner up $500
For info packet: Sarrah 270-1182 or Katrina 426-8589
or email Name, Address, Phone and DOB to:

Maine Native American History and Culture Essay Contest
Open for students in middle school and high school

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Open to students in grades 5-12 is a legal resident of any U.S state or Washington D.C., has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and submits a completed application to a school principal by deadline