February 19
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Essay Contest

  • February 19
  • 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 2018 theme based on this quote from the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Entry deadline is Feb 19, 2018.
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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 Feb 19, 2018, 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: Educational Events Poster 2018

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 K-3: Win up to $75.00

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