E Pluribus Unum Essay Contest
Organization Name: The National World War II Museum
Description: The National World War II Museum invites high school students to share their thoughts on the question of “E Pluribus Unum”: Describe in your own words (1,000 or less) how people of different backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences can best come together to ensure a vibrant, successful country. Use World War II as your starting point to demonstrate your thesis with historical exams of our country learning – or failing to learn – these lessons. Your essay should be an opinion piece, not a research paper. Entries will be judged for originality, clarity of expression, adherence to contest theme, historical accuracy, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Amount: The first place winner will receive $1,000; second place winner will receive $750; and third place winner will receive $500.
Awards Per Year: 3
Award is Open to: High School Students
Major/Field of Study: English, History
How to Apply/Contact: Submissions must be emailed to The National WWII Museum (http://www.nationalww2museum.org/education/for-students/). Only the first 500 valid entries will be accepted.