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Essay Contests

The ECCLA Spring 2016 Essay Contest is Open


The essay prompt is “Imagine meeting a time-traveling version of yourself from ten years in the future. What would they tell you?”

The contest is open to students in grades 6th – 12th within the ECCLA service area boundaries of Olympic Blvd., Slauson Ave., Crenshaw Blvd., and Alameda St. (To see a list of eligible schools, click here.) The essay contests are separate from our Scholarship Programs, which are for graduating seniors.

Teachers often use the essay contests as a tool for their entire class, and incorporate one or both prompts into their curricula. Cash prizes are awarded to the first, second and third place contestants at both middle and high school levels.

Student submissions must include the ECCLA Spring 2016 student essay contest cover sheet.

Teacher submissions must include the ECCLA Spring 2016 essay contest teacher cover sheet.