Why My School Rocks

July 6, 2015
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You must be between 14 and 19 years old

Can you say that your school rocks? Are there are things about your school that you would like to change? Energize Students sponsors a series of contests that they call “Your Point of View Contest”. The 2015 Why My School Rocks contest requires that you submit both an essay and a video.  

Your essay must be between 1 1/2 and 2 pages in length (double spaced) and your video must be less than 45 seconds. Select one of the following topics:

Essay Topics:


  • Bullying / Meanness
  • Lack of career-related courses
  • Use of technology in schools
  • Lack of college preparation
  • Teacher evaluations & accountability


  • Energize Students will choose the top 15 entries and then students will vote on the best submissions during the voting period between July 15 to July 20, 2015. The top 3 essays will be awarded a cash prizes.


  • You must be a US Citizen or US legal resident.
  • You must submit an individual project (a project done by one person, not a group)
  • You must be between the ages of 14 and 19 (college freshman and sophomores are eligible if they meet the age requirements)