How to enter the Essay Contest

Answer the following question in a written essay of no more than 500 words:

What is one new skill you learned this summer with your fair project? How can this experience positively influence your future? We encourage you to tell us as much as you can about your project and what goals you have accomplished. Photos of your animal project are encouraged with your essay, but not required.


The essays will be scored out of 100 points on the following basis:

  • How well does the author address the theme - 25 points
  • Organization and clarity - 25 points
  •  Proper grammar and punctuation - 25 points
  • Originality - 15 points
  • Neatness - 10 points

Submit your essay by filling out the form below. Please be aware that you cannot save your progress or edit your submission, so we recommend only filling out the form when you are 100% sure it is complete and final.

Submit your Essay Contest entry using the form below.