Writing Contest


Open to all Hays Consolidated Independent School District middle school students

Students may submit an expository essay using ONE of the prompts below.


Essay prompts:

1. Write an expository essay discussing the importance of water in your life, the community, the state, or the world today.

2. Write an expository essay that explores an issue related to water conservation in the modern world.

Issues include: Natural resource conflicts, ocean pollution, overpopulation, climate change and recycling.  





  • One winner from each middle school 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 May 22, 2018 at 5 p.m.  Winners will be announced the week of May 28, 2018.






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