Science Essay Contest: High School

+ Deadline is   January 17 

Entry Guidelines

  • The SACP High School Essay Contest is open to all students in grades 10 through 12 in counties listed below.
  • Supply all information requested on the front of this form.
  • The essay should have no more than 2500 characters. The essay is to be in prose (no poetry, please), and be the independent work of the student. Any essay containing plagiarized material will result in rejection of the essay.
  • Student essays must be submitted by a faculty member of the student’s school.
  • No individual school may submit more than two essays in the high school contest.
  • Failure to comply with these instructions may result in a scoring penalty or rejection of the essay.

Judging Guidelines

Judging will be based on the following criteria:
 + Content (40%)
 + Creativity (20%)
 + Composition (30%)
 + Following Directions (10%)


1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
Honorable Mentions (10 each): $100

School address(Required)
Please explain why increasing STEM courses in schools help students learn and understand how to solve many of the problems the United States and the world are currently facing.
List all resources used in MLA format. When Internet resources are cited, they should also utilize the MLA format. Simply listing a search engine is not an acceptable citation.
I hereby certify that the above statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that a false statement may disqualify me.(Required)