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.

The Details: 

  • 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.
  • Read the contest FAQs for more information.