Who can enter?
All Virginia students in grades K through 12 presently enrolled in schools with active PTA/PTSAs in Good Standing may enter. A non-graded Special Writer Division is available and limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Qualifying students entering this division create their own essay but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.
Students in grades 9 through 12 must write a minimum of 750 words, typed and double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1” margins.
Students in grades 7 and 8 must write a minimum of 500 words, typed and double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1” margins.
Special Writers may submit entries typed or handwritten.
Required PTSA Information
Local PTSA Name –> Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA
District –> check the box Northern Virginia (NOVA)
Council PTA Name –> check the box Fairfax