Essay Contest - Greenwich CT

Attention all Greenwich students in grades 3-12! Are you looking for a chance to express your ideas on important issues and make a difference in your community? Look no further than the Fourth Annual Student Essay Contest hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greenwich!

This year’s theme is all about voting, and (depending on your grade level) you will be asked to write essays guided by the following prompts:

For Grades 3-8 (300-500 words)
The minimum federal voting age in the U.S. is 18.

  • Do you think it should be changed?
  • If not, why not?
  • If so, to what age and why?

For Grades 9-12 (600-800 words)
The American people have expanded voting rights in the U.S. Constitution several times.

  • Please select a group of people (over 18 years old) who do not currently have constitutionally protected (specified or designated) voting rights.
  • Argue for or against their inclusion in the electorate at the federal, state, or local level.
  • Ensure that their voting status has been the subject of serious public debate or discussion.

Essays are due by Monday, April 3.

The contest is open to all students (grades 3-12) who either live or go to school in Greenwich, so get ready to show off your writing skills and make your voice heard.

But that’s not all – winners in each grade category will be eligible to receive amazing prizes, which include gift certificates to local book stores and college scholarships! Plus, all winners will be honored at the LWV Greenwich Annual Dinner, and their essays will be published on the LWV website.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the links for more information on how to submit your essay, and get ready to impress the judges with your writing prowess. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the League at

Let’s show the world what Greenwich students are made of! Let the essay contest begin!

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