Why I Love Oregon Essay Contest

Why College Is Awesome Essay Contest


Submit your creative essay in early April. Grades K–5 may be hand written and include a drawing. Grades 6-12 must be typed in 12 point font and double spaced. Essays will be judged in grade categories. Essay entries are NOT required to register for the Awesome 3000.


  • Paint us a mental picture with your drawing and/or words that are clear and focused. Does your essay have strong support and rich details?
  • Does it keep the reader interested from the first word to the last? Are your words powerful and fresh, yet natural?
  • Is your essay creative, but have strong order to help the reader through it? Do you have a variety of sentences? Is your writing sincere and does it express your true feelings?
  • Did you check your spelling and grammar?
  • Writing should reflect your original ideas & thinking. Essays that are not student work will be disqualified.

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