By Merritt Frey, Executive Director
I'm excited to officially open the 2018 make the Case for Caring Essay Contest! From January 1 through March 31, high school students around the United States may submit their essay on this year's theme and compete for fame and fortune.
The contest asks students to build a creative, persuasive argument for engagement in a country like Mali -- far from students' homes and daily concerns. National winners of this essay contest receive (modest) cash awards and recognition.
Make the Case for Caring Essay Contest theme 2018:
Numerous challenges exist in countries like Mali, where many people live in extreme poverty – poor nutrition and health, food insecurity, lack of sanitation and clean water, violence and instability, low literacy rates, inadequate infrastructure, and more. Why should education be a priority given all of the competing needs in a country like Mali?
All students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private, and home schools within the United States are eligible. The essay must be 300-500 words. Additional rules apply -- see official 2018 rules.
Visit the Make the Case for Caring Essay contest webpage for official rules, learning resources, links to last year's winning essays, and more.