The contest is divided into three divisions, with awards in each division:
Elementary – Grades 3-5 – Up to 250 word essay
Middle School/Junior High – Grades 6-8 – Up to 500 word essay
High School – Grades 9-12 – Video essay up to 3-4 minutes in length
Winner – $400 Runner-up – $200
Students write or create their video from a prompt provided by the NREA.
Both written and video essays have a scoring rubric to be used by judges and which is provided in the NREA information.
Deadline for submission is April 1, 2018. Winners will be announced by May 15, 2018.
Each school building is asked to submit their best 5 entries per division level in their building… 5 entries for grades 3-6, 5 entries for grades 6-8 and 5 entries for grades 9-12.
To learn more here is the NREA link with all the information and directions: CLICK HERE