NSU essay contest theme announced

The 11th annual Northwestern State University Louisiana High School Essay Contest is now open for submissions until May 31.  The essay contest is open to all Louisiana students in grades 9-12 regardless of type of school institution, including students in all types of private educational environments, as well as home schooled students.

The 2019 Contest theme is “I am Louisiana.”  Entrants are invited to address one or both of the following questions: “How has growing up in Louisiana shaped you into the person that you are today? What makes you Louisianan?”  Personal reflections and experiences are valid as part of the essay content. Essays may be in narrative form if the student chooses.

Essays should be approximately 1,000 – 2,500+ words, should have titles and should be typed (double spaced, 12-point font, standard margins). Entries should include a cover sheet with the student’s name, school affiliation, entrant’s mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and the title of their entry.  

Entries may be submitted via e-mail to Dr. Shane Rasmussen, rasmussens@nsula.edu or mailed to the Louisiana Folklife Center, NSU Box 3663, Natchitoches, LA 71497.  “2019 NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest” should be the subject line of e-mails.  The deadline for contest submissions is May 31.  Prize-winning students will be notified by July 15.


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