This contest is open to all students in grades 10-12 in all public, private, and parochial high schools of Metropolitan Birmingham. Students must enter the contest through their local schools, and only one entry per school will be accepted into the final round of competition.
Each school will conduct its own contest among as many students as possible and then select one individual winning essay from that school to be submitted to the area-wide contest. Each school may submit only one essay to the final round.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 11, 2016