ECCLA generally conducts two essay contests per year. In the fall, the theme is “What I Want Most that Money Can’t Buy,” and in the spring the theme is “If I could Spend a Day with a Person from the Past.”
Often teachers will use the essay contests as a tool for their entire class and incorporate one of both into their curricula. Teachers appreciate that students get feedback on how far they made it in the contest because their certificates of participation record whether they were participants, semi-finalists, finalists or winners. Also, cash prizes are given to the first, second, and third place contestants at both middle and high school levels.
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Contest Rules 2013 »
“If I Could Spend a Day with Anyone from History,
Who Would it be and why?”
Deadline: March 8, 2013
Contest Rules 2012 »
“What I Want Most that Money Can’t Buy”
Deadline: December 14, 2012
Black History Month Essay Contest
Contest Rules 2011 »
Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
Contest Rules 2010 »