Earth Week Essay Writing Contest


Earth Week Essay Writing Contest

The 2100 Project is excited to announce the third annual Earth Week Essay Writing Contest open to undergraduate students anywhere! To enter the contest, write a 250 to 1,000 word essay focusing on the question "How can humans achieve a sustainable future?" The essay should be submitted to your Professor (if it's part of one of your courses) or directly to Rhine Singleton at singler@franklinpierce.edu. The deadline is Wednesday, April 25th.

Exactly what theme, topic or perspective you choose for your essay is up to you, but there are some questions posted on the 2100 Project website to help stimulate ideas; see the guiding questions on the submissions page. You can also see the winning essays from 2016 and the winning essay from 2017.

Finalists will be announced on or around May 1st and the winner(s) will be announced shortly after that. Thanks to our co-sponsors, The Monadnock Food Coop in Keene, and the FP Natural Sciences Division, the winner(s) will receive a $50 gift card to the Coop! And of course, all finalists and winners will be able to list their award on their resumes.

To have essays published on the 2100 Project website, winning authors will need to go through the editorial process in a timely fashion, including possible essay revisions, submission of an image to be associated with the essay, and submission of a brief bio and photo of the author.

At Franklin Pierce, several courses (such as ES104) may be requiring students to write essays appropriate for this contest as a course assignment. If you're a student in one of these courses, be sure to see your Professor for the details regarding your particular assignment and to let him or her know if you'd like your essay to be entered in the contest.

You can email Professor Singleton with any additional questions (singler@franklinpierce.edu). Good luck!



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