Dear No Place for Hate colleagues,
We are delighted to announce the Anti-Defamation League's Spring 2021 Student Essay Contest, generously sponsored by TD Bank.
Creating more inclusive and respectful school communities has always been a part of the Anti-Defamation League's mission and a theme of No Place for Hate. The Spring 2021 Essay Contest is asking students to write a personal essay reflecting on the following topics:
Students in grades 5-6 (Division I) are asked to respond to the following questions:
If there was a superhero that could eliminate hate, what qualities would they have? How could you be like this superhero and make your school a more respectful place?
Students in grades 7-8 (Division II) are asked to respond to the following questions:
Identify a current day hero or hero from history who worked to make the world a more respectful and/or inclusive place. How did they do that, and how can you take what you learned from their story and make your school/community a more respectful and inclusive place?
The essay contest is open to students in grades 5-8 in No Place for Hate schools. Essays will be judged in two divisions: students in grades 5-6 in Division I and students in grades 7-8 in Division II. The Grand Prize winner in each Division will receive a $250 TD Bank VISA® Gift Card and the Runner-Up in each Division will receive a $50 TD Bank VISA® Gift Card.
All essays must be submitted through the ADL website by Friday, April 16, 2021.
Submit an Essay Here
Prizes will be awarded during a virtual ceremony. Students do not need to be present at the virtual ceremony in order to win. We look forward to receiving submissions from your schools!
Download the 2021 Student Essay Contest flyer for more information.
Lisa, Lindsay and Randi