EWC Essay Contest!

We are inviting students in Grades 4-12 to submit a 500-word essay on the prompt:

"Why is Writing Important to Me?"

Our team of Harvard-trained writers will judge your essay and select the winners by October 31st! 

We will select one winner from each of the following grade divisions:


Each winner will receive $250!

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.

Because we are looking for the best essays, this contest will be BLIND. Do NOT put your name on the essay. There is no geographic limitation for applicants, and you do not need to be an EWC student to apply! Essays need to be written in English.

Please submit your essay in .pdf format! The file can be no larger than 5MB. 

Essays that are not sent in this format will be automatically rejected

Submit your essay using the form below! 

Want to learn more about what we are looking for in a winning essay?

Come register for our FREE writing class on June 28-29th here!

Note: Please contact community@eyrewritingcenter.com for any questions on the Essay Contest. Please include "Essay Contest" in the subject line of your email. Information collected for the Essay Contest will be added to Eyre Writing Center's email and mailing distribution channels. By submitting your essay for the Essay Contest, you agree to this information collection. 


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