MREA encourages rural students to participate in the 2018 NREA Foundation Essay Contest. The annual NREA Foundation Essay Contest allows contestants to participate in three divisions: elementary, middle, and high schools.
The entry deadline has been extended to May 1.
- Students in grades 3-8 may participate in a written essay contest using the provided guidelines and rubric. View contest guidelines. View essay rubric.
- Students in grades 9-12 may participate in a video essay contest using the provided guidelines and rubric. View contest guidelines. View written essay rubric. View video essay rubric.
The winner in the elementary division receives $250. The runner-up will receive $100. The winners in the middle and high school divisions receive $400. The runner-ups receive a $200 prize. View the 2017 Essay Contest Winners