2018 High School Student Essay Contest

School Programs


First place: $1000

Second place: $750

Third Place: $500

Winning essays will be posted on The National WWII Museum’s website, along with the names of the honorable mentions.

Rules and Formatting Guidelines

  • Contest is open to all high school students in the United States, Unites States Territories, and U. S. military bases.
  • Your essay must be 1,000 words or less. Only one essay per student may be submitted.
  • All essays should:
    • be double spaced
    • have 1 inch margins
    • include page numbers
    • include an essay title
    • by typed in 12 point font
    • be in Microsoft Word or a compatible format
  • Submissions must be submitted via the website by December 28, 2018, 5:00pm CST.
  • Museum will accept the first 500 properly formatted entries only. The website will indicate when 500 essays have been submitted.

Submissions for the 2018 Student Essay Contest are now closed.