Choose a living or deceased Jewish-American woman and write about her legacy in any field such as law, medicine, sports, politics, entertainment, and more. Why are her accomplishments meaningful to you?
Prize: $500 and inscribed Alexander Award medal
Essays not exceeding 500 words should be emailed by May 29, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must include the name of the high school and the grade of the entrant.
Consideration will be given to originality, creativity and writing style.
The annual contest is sponsored by Fresh Ink for Teens (FIT), the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and The Jewish Week Media Group. The contest is part of the Jewish American Heritage Month celebration in May.
The winning essay will be published on the websites of the sponsors and made available to Jewish high school newspapers that are members of the Jewish Scholastic Press Association, a supporting group of the Alexander Award.
The essays will be judged by representatives of The Jewish Week, the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and the Jewish Scholastic Press Association.
* There is a limit of one entry per student.
* Winners will be notified by email.
* Staff, board members and families of The Jewish Week Media Group are not eligible.