Young Native Writers Essay Contest
The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is open to Native American high school students with a relationship with a Native American tribal community.
To enter you must write a researched essay of no more than 1,200 words. The essay should deal with the following topic:
What active role should Native youth take in advancing Native initiatives within your community, region, or state? The essay should use research from your tribal community (website, tribal documents or personal interviews) and should reflect on your own experiences within their community.
Essays must be written in English and are to be submitted online.
The top five (5) winners will be receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Winners will be accompanied by the teachers who inspired their entries into the contest.
The 2016 Young Native Writers Essay Contest is open to Native American high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 only. All students participating in Young Native Writers Essay Contest should have a significant and current relationship with a Native American tribal community.