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HSLDA Essay Contest Entry Form

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Student Information

* = Required Fields

*First Name: 
*Last Name: 
*Mailing Address: 

Provide the email address where you would like us to send you confirmation of receiving your entry, judging time frame updates, and the winner announcement.

*Age (as of September 1): 


Essay Information

Maximum word count is 700 words, not including title or bibliography. If submitting multiple essays, please submit a separate Entry Form for each essay.

*Essay Title: 
*Word Count: 

Fee Payment Information

  • Make check or money order payable to HSLDA.
  • Multiple fees may be combined on one check or money order.

Check or Money Order#: 
7-Digit HSLDA Member ID, if applicable  

If you cannot remember your Member ID, email contests@hslda.org or
call 1-540-338-5600.

*How did you first hear about this contest?

What types of essay and subject matter would you enjoy writing on in a contest? (optional) 

*Entry Certification

By checking this box, I certify that the information provided above is accurate and complete to the best of my ability. I certify that the essay being submitted is the entrant's own creation and not copied from any other source. I agree to abide by the guidelines of this contest and understand that all judgments are final and interpretation of the guidelines is at HSLDA's sole discretion. Entries will not be returned. I understand that by submitting my essay, I am giving HSLDA the right to publish my work in future publications.