Entries must be submitted by January 27 at 11:59 p.m. EST. We will select 30 semi-finalists and then you — our members — will get to vote for the winner.
Click on the link to enter the contest.
No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter. A purchase, payment or contribution will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Essays must be submitted between 1/17/2012 and 1/27/2012. Votes for finalist essays must be cast between 2/2/2012 and 2/21/2012. Winners will be determined on or about 2/21/2012. You may enter by submitting a essay or casting a vote for a finalist essay according to the Official Rules and instructions found here. One grand prize winner will receive an iPad2 (approx. retail value $499) and a $500 gift card for Donorschoose.org; five runner-up winners will receive a $100 gift card to Donorschoose.org; and six voter winners will receive $50 gift cards to Donorschoose.org (total retail value $1799). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: StudentsFirst.org, P.O. Box 5280, Sacramento, CA 95817.