Sponsoring Institution: Digital Responsibility
Type: Essay contest
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or legal residents attending high school, about to enroll, or enrolled in a college or graduate school of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible for this essay contest.
Application Deadline: This essay contest ends April 31st (Earth Day!)
Highlight: We’re guessing you’re concerned about the environment… and understand it’s with good reason. Each year, 20-50 million tons of electronic waste (E-Waste) is created in the world, harming the environment and people. Digital Responsibility is dedicated to raising awareness about the problems associated with E-Waste… as well as helping passionate youth (like yourself) through their E-Waste essay contest! As you probably suspect— applying to this essay contest requires no harm to the environment. To enter, complete the application form, and quickly jot down a a short personal statement about e-waste (just like 140 words). If you’re one of ten finalists whose message wows Digital Responsibility, you’ll be asked to expand on your thoughts and write an essay about e-waste in 500-1000 words. The finalist with the winning essay wins $1,000! Possibly bringing the rewards of caring about the environment to a whole different level?!