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.


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