Deadline for entry is February 21, 2020
Download application here or visit LeopoldWritingProgram.org
All students enrolled in grades 6-12 in public, private and home schools in the state of New Mexico. Students must submit original work and have a sponsoring teacher sign the contest entry form. One entry per person.
- Grades 6-8: $500 First Place
- Grades 9-10: $500 First Place
- Grades 11-12: $500 First Place
- David E. Stuart Humanitarian Award for Overall Best Essay (at judges' discretionon)
This year's contest asks students: How might reuniting our understanding of "ecology" and "economy" help solve today's environmental problems? More information about this year's writing prompt can be found here.
Entries may be typed or handwritten. The entry must NOT identify the author, sponsor, or school so judging can be anonymous. Completed entries must be scanned into a pdf file. The completed entry form (attached) must be scanned into a separate pdf file.
Both files must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Aldo Leopold Writing Contest” in the subject line of the email submission. In rare cases, submission guidelines may be altered to overcome technological barriers. Please call Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico at (505) 268-5337 if an alternative submission strategy is required. Alternative submissions will only be accepted with prior approval from the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico.
Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm pn February 21, 2020. Teachers, we invite you to incorporate this contest into your Spring Semester planning. Also, please share this opportunity with your students and colleagues! Teacher resources can be found here.