NeW Essay Contest

Submit an essay for the chance to win a $500 scholarship.

When was the last time you had the chance to win money for less than 1,000 words?

Annually, NeW hosts an essay contest open to high school and college undergraduates. NeW works to make sure conservative college women are finding their voices and conservative views are heard on campus.

The essay contest is currently closed and will reopen in April 2021Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to receive information about the contest.

The contest is open to high school seniors and college students who compete in separate categories. The first place winner in each category receives a scholarship. You must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States at the time of entry.

The top essays will be included on the NeW website and possibly published.

Be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, or sign up for our NeWsletter to learn when the 2021 Essay Contest will begin.  

 

Thank you to our 2020 Essay Contest co-sponsor, the Washington Examiner.

 

To read the Official Contest Rules, click here.

Read the winning 2020 College essay and the winning High School essay.

For questions, please email [email protected].

NeW Announces Winner of 2020 Essay Contest: Hannah Kim

NeW is excited to announce the winner of the College Category of the 2020 NeW Essay Contest is Hannah Kim, a student at the University of South Florida and Vice President of her NeW chapter. Congratulations, Hannah! To read Hannah’s essay that was published by the Washington Examiner, co-sponsor of the 2020 contest, click here.

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NeW Announces Winner of 2020 Essay Contest: Brooke Barham

NeW is excited to announce the winner of the High School Category of the 2020 NeW Essay Contest is Brooke Barham, a student at the Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology. Congratulations, Brooke! To read Brooke’s essay that was published by the Washington Examiner, co-sponsor of the 2020 contest, click here. How did you hear

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