14th Annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest

This was the last essay contest before Queer Foundation ceased operations at the end of 2019.

The following is the actual announcement of the contest, which was posted on the Internet in late 2018.

The purpose of the high school seniors English essay contest is to promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth. The theme of the 2018–19 competition is pink ink ("We write not only about different things; we also write differently"—Brecht).

The following approaches are suggestions only (be creative and have fun with your topic).

  1. We're Here and We're Queer: Interviews with Queer Teenagers and Their Friends
  2. Living Healthy Lives as Queer Teenagers
  3. Queer Youth around the World
  4. Getting Smart: Education Issues of Queer Teenagers

Application Deadline: February 14, 2019

Complete instructions are found on the essay Submission Form. Download the form to your computer and get started with your contest entry.