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A Call for Entries: Young Native Writers Essay Contest

April 17, 2009

Know a native high school student who loves to write? The deadline for the 2009 Holland+Knight Young Native Writers Essay Contest is fast approaching. The contest is open to Native American high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 who have a significant and current relationship with a Native American tribal community. High school students responding to this year’s writing contest should write an essay of no more than 1,200 words that addresses the following prompt:

Describe a crucial issue confronting your tribal community today. Explain how you hope to help your tribal community respond to this challenge and improve its future.

In addition to an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. with their teachers, the winners will also receive a scholarship of $1,000 – $5,000 to be paid to the college or university of their choice. For more information and instructions on how to submit your entry, go to The deadline for this year’s contest is April 30, 2009.

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  1. January 12, 2010 9:36 pm

    The 2010 Young Native Writers Essay Contest has just been announced. Deadline for entries is 2010. The writing prompt, contest rules, and many more details at the web site:

    Teachers of winning students are invited to participate in an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC with their students. Top five scholarships for essay winners: $2,500.

    For more information, contact

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