2021 Asian American Essay Contest Rules
In celebration of
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
will be held
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
Send submissions/inquiries to BAAFN1@gmail.com
more details below
Deadline: Sunday, February 28th, 2021
2021 Asian American Essay Contest Official Rules
Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN) was formed to support the needs of Asian/Asian American students and their families in the Brookline school system.
The Steering Committee is seeking submissions for its 2021 Asian American Essay Contest.
- Brookline High School students.
- High school students who are residents of Brookline, but attend high school elsewhere
- Children of contest judges or screeners are ineligible to submit entries
Only one essay submission per person.
Entry submissions must be original content.
Essays must be in line with the contest theme:
What It Means to be an Asian American?
Examples of topics include:
- Your experience arriving in a new country and growing up in America.
- Challenges that you have encountered and had to overcome or positive experiences you have had.
- How you identify yourself.
Individuals in actual situations should not be identifiable.
Essay Submission Specifications
The maximum length of the essay is 750 words.
Submissions not meeting the expressed specifications will not be eligible for the contest.
Send an email to BAAFN1@gmail.com telling us:
- How you submitted your essay
- The title of your essay
- Your full name
- Your address
- Your phone number
- The high school you attend and your grade
- How you heard about this contest (e.g., friend, teacher, social media, flyer)
Winning entries are selected based on creativity, originality and skill in the category.
BAAFN Award - $500
Creativity, Content and New Voices Awards - $250 each
Prizes will be announced by early April and winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in May.
Sunday, February 28, 2021 at midnight