The 2016 Facing History Together Student Essay Contest is open and will be accepting submissions until March 16. The contest winners will be selected in April.
This contest invites students to reflect on the themes, characters, and settings from Harper Lee's classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, in order to make connections to their own experiences.
One graduating high school senior will win a $2,500 Upstander Scholarship and five U.S. 7th-12th grade students will win a $500 Upstander Award. Educators of all winning students will also receive a $250 Classroom Award and free access to a Teaching Mockingbird online course.
Students must be 13 years or older and residents of the United States to participate.