Sponsoring Institution: World History Association

Type: World History Essay contest

Eligibility: This world history essay contest is open to students enrolled in grades K–12 from anywhere in the world

Application Deadline: May 1st

Highlight: Does the study of World History intrigue you? Are you amazed by various cultures and traditions? Are you interested in different peoples’ stories and struggles? If you could answer yes to these questions, here’s an opportunity for you! The World History Association (WHA) is offering a prize of $500 and a one-year membership in the WHA to young scholars who have the best world history essay response to their prompt: “In what way has the study of world history affected my understanding of the world in which I live?”. This world history essay contest is global and is open to students enrolled in grades K-12, in public, private, and parochial schools, and even home-study programs! Now, let’s talk about the requirements. The submission deadline is early May, and the recommended length for submissions is 1000 words. The judges grade your world history essay based on a clear thesis, elaboration of the thesis with specific, personal, example(s), critical thinking, organization and fluency, and more! There are plenty of examples of previous winning essays from past years to review, and there are clear instructions on formatting as well. So, please read them thoroughly, because any papers that don’t adhere to the guidelines will be disqualified! So, bring your fascination with the past into the present and check it out; show the WHA what you’ve got!

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