The Memorial’s 17th Annual Student Essay Contest allows students the opportunity to share their views on relevant topics while engaging them in the lessons of the Memorial.
The 2017 Student Essay Contest encourages students to think about the significance of healthy debate and how promoting civility is more important than ever in uniting our society.
Students in grades 5-12 may participate. Participating students are eligible to win a cash prize and have the opportunity to be recognized in a ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in March, 2018.
Over 1,000 students participated in last year’s contest. From those essays, teachers submitted their top selections, resulting in nearly 500 entries. Winning essays came from students in Oklahoma and Missouri.
Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum's official site to get the complete rules and regulations, as well as teacher and student registration forms.