Writing Contest


Open to all Chapa Middle School students in Hays Consolidated Independent School District.


Writing prompt

Students may submit a 400-to-600 word essay discussing the importance of water in their life, the community, the state, or the world today.



  • One winner from each grade level will receive a $100 Visa gift card.
  • The grand prize winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card.
  • The winning essay will be published in the Hays Free Press.


Essays must be submitted to swwcwritingcontest@gmail.com by Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at   5 p.m.  Winners will be announced the week of Nov. 9, 2015.