Contest Overview
Judging Criteria
Contest Rules


Contestants will choose the topic for their essay based on their grade:

Level 1: Grades 9 & 10: “Racial injustice in society and your civic responsibility”

Level 2: Grades 11 & 12: “Compare and contrast the status of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories with the status of Blacks in Apartheid South Africa.”

Important Dates

Contest start date: Thr Feb 1st 2024
Essay Submission Deadline: Mon Feb 19th 2024 11:59pm.
Participants: Open to all New Jersey High School Students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

Winners Announced: Tue Feb 27th 2024

Prizes for each grade level

1st Prize – A Samsung or Apple tablet
2nd Prize – $200 gift card
3rd Prize – $100 gift card

(Note – Grades 9th and 10th are Level-1, Grades 10th and 11th are Level-2)

Submitting your Essay

Submit Essay Here
note - submission will be activated on Feb 1st

Winners will be announced on Tuesday Feb 27th 2024