2016 High School & College Student Essay, Poetry, and Video Contest Now Accepting Submissions for Fourth Annual Contest

Go For Broke National Education Center is happy to announce its fourth annual student contest — with students having the option to write essays, create poetry, or produce short videos.

The contest is open to high school students (grades 9–12) and college students (undergraduate and graduate). Cash prizes totaling $8,500 will be awarded to a total of sixteen winners: $1,000 (each) to the top six winners. Plus, the top thirty qualified winners will receive two complimentary tickets to attend our 15th Annual Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner this fall at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles. At this gala dinner, the winners will be able to meet the Japanese American WWII veterans whom they researched about! They will also be treated to an Awards Brunch the following day.

Last year, we received over 245 entries from all over the country. Entries came in from 16 states and the District of Columbia, approximately 55 high schools, and 20 universities. Winners came from California, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Idaho, and Nevada, with all first place winners hailing from different states.

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2016.

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