NeW Essay Contest

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

In 1919, the United States Congress passed legislation that would redefine our country forever – an amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote. In August 1920, this legislation was ratified by the states and became the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  

To honor this piece of history, the Network of enlightened Women (NeW) Essay Contest gives women the opportunity to reflect on and write about the importance of this right and this moment that changed America forever 

The NeW Essay Contest is now closed. Thank you to all who participated and submitted an essay. Winners will be contacted and their published pieces will be posted on our website.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or sign up for our NeWsletter to learn when the 2020 Essay Contest will begin. 


Thank you to our co-sponsor for this year’s essay contest, the Washington Examiner.



To read the Official Contest Rules, click here.

For questions, please email [email protected].

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