Volunteer Square Launches 7th Annual High School Essay Contest


Volunteer Square is thrilled to announce the 7th Annual High School Essay Contest. The essay contest invites high school students in Connecticut to share "Why volunteering and making an impact on their community is important?" Each year this contest yields a record number of submissions from towns across Connecticut. This year, the hope is to expand the reach through the state by promoting the contest during the month of October with stories, tips, and highlights about teen volunteering. We will even share essays from past winners, with the goal of inspiring young people to get involved in their communities!  7th Annual Essay Contest.jpg

The rules are simple and the prizes are awesome. To enter the contest, tell us, in 500 words or less, "Why volunteering and making an impact on your community important to you?" To be eligible to participate you must be a high school student, ages 13 to 21 years old. The contest is open to all Connecticut public and private high schools. Essays will ONLY be accepted Friday, November 1, 2019, through Friday, November 8, 2019. To submit your essay, email it to essays@volunteersquare.com. Important note: essays received before or after these dates will not be considered.

Judges from Hearst Media Services Connecticut LLC and Volunteer Square Inc. will select a first, second and third place winner, based on the quality of the essay and how well it addresses the topic of "why volunteering and making an impact on your community important." Winners will be notified by email by November 15, 2019.

First Place Winner: Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones + $700
Second Place Winner: Polaroid - Google Chrome Book + $450
Third Place Winner: $300

VolunteerSquare.com, a free tool that connects volunteers with nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, is committed to providing programs for young people and encouraging high school students to get involved in their communities. We believe the energy and enthusiasm high school students bring to a project, combined with their drive to work hard and give back, are essential components to building stronger volunteer communities.