Deadline for entry is February 22, 2019
Download application here or visit LeopoldWritingProgram.org
All students enrolled in grades 6-12 in public, private and home schools in the state of New Mexico. Students must submit original work and have a sponsoring teacher sign the contest entry form. One entry per person.
- Grades 6-8: $200 First Place
- Grades 9-10: $300 First Place
- Grades 11-12: $800 First Place
- Grades 6-12: Honorable Mention prizes may be awarded
This year's contest asks students to write their own water ethnic that describes or captures how you think people should relate to water resources on our planet. More information about this year's writing prompt can be found here.
Entries may be typed or handwritten. The entry must NOT identify the author, sponsor, or school so judging can be anonymous. Completed entries must be scanned into a pdf file. The completed entry form (attached) must be scanned into a separate pdf file.
Both files must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Aldo Leopold Writing Contest” in the subject line of the email submission. In rare cases, submission guidelines may be altered to overcome technological barriers. Please call Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico at (505) 268-5337 if an alternative submission strategy is required. Alternative submissions will only be accepted with prior approval from the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico.
Deadline for entry is February 22, 2019. Teachers, we invite you to incorporate this contest into your Spring Semester planning. Also, please share this opportunity with your students and colleagues! Teacher resources can be found here.