Essay Contest for Reporters of All Ages

Student Reporter Contest
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MY HERO Student Reporter Essay Contest Guidelines: Celebrating Unsung Heroes

Theme: The Best of Humanity: Celebrating Positive Contributions by Unsung Heroes

Introduction: The MY HERO Project is excited to announce an essay contest for student reporters that aims to honor and celebrate unsung heroes in your community. Essays should focus on an individual who has made a positive contribution. Participants should highlight the actions and impact of the chosen hero(es) in their essays and should emphasize how these contributions have inspired and influenced the student and/or others. MY HERO believes that by highlighting the stories of these heroes, we can inspire others to take action and make a difference in their communities and beyond.

Eligibility: The contest is open to students of all ages. 

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024


Essay Guidelines:

1. Select your topic

2. Throughly research your topic

3. Create an outline

4. Write the first draft of your essay 

5. Revise your essay

6. Edit and proofread your essay 

7. Document citations

8. Submission: Students submit their essay using the MY HERO Create Program ( Please tag all submissions as Contest. Include your email if you are 13 or older. If you are younger than 13, please include your teacher or parent's email so we can contact you if you are a finalist or winner.

To find some writing and interviewing tips click HERE

Please NotePlagiarism is strictly prohibited. All submissions must be the original work of the participants. Proper citations must be used for any referenced material.

Language: Essays must be submitted in English. If English is not the participant's first language, they will not be penalized for minor language errors.

This project can be done by individual students at home or in school as a class assignment. For teachers using this contest as a class writing assignment, click here to learn how to create a class code and a webpage of your students' work.

Tutorial on how to use the Create Program to Submit Essays and Stories

Use the Create Program to Publish Written Stories Link
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