November 14
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Essay Contest

  • November 14
  • Free
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Each year the Freedom Festival Essay Contest gives rise to expressions of patriotism from students in K-12th grades throughout Utah. This year students are asked to write about the 2016 theme based on, "FREEDOM." Entry deadline is November 14, 2016.
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Essay Contest Procedures
  1. The Freedom Festival Essay Contest is open to ALL Utah Students in grades K-12, whether in traditional public schools, public chartered schools, private schools, or home schools.
  2. Each school selects and submits 1 essay from each student based on the theme for final submission to the Freedom Festival Essay Contest:
  3. All entries must be received no later than November 14, 2016, Please email essays to - essaycontest@freedomfestival.org or mail or deliver all hard copy entries to: Freedom Festival Essay Contest,  4626 N. 300 W., Suite 300, Provo, UT 84604
  4. All submitted essays must include a completed Contest Entry Form indicating the school name, student’s full name, parents’ names, address and phone number.  No personal or identifying information may appear on the essay itself, so NO names, grades, teachers’ names or school names on the essays..
  5. Winners will be notified on a date TBD.  Please note:  Original essays will not be returned.

Judging Criteria

Entries are judged on a student’s exposition of the theme, depth of insight, writing skill and sincerity of tone.  Suggested essay length is two pages (typing is optional).  A submitted essay must be the student’s own work.

How to Submit

Click here to fill out the entry form.

Email essays to - essaycontest@freedomfestival.org or mail or deliver all hard copy entries to: Freedom Festival Essay Contest,  4626 N. 300 W., Suite 300, Provo, UT 84604

Download The Educational Events Poster

Click here to download: 2016-2017 Educational Events Poster

Awards & Prizes
Grade 10-12: Win up to $500.00
Grade 7-9: Win up to $200.00
Grade 4-6: Win up to $100.00
Grade 1-3: Win up to $75.00

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