Announcing The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize
Announcing The Atlantic & College Board Writing PrizeCollege Board Communications
The College Board, in partnership with The Atlantic, today announced the establishment of The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize to recognize exceptional high school student essays that insightfully analyze an important document from U.S. history.
Analytical writing is a key skill in a student's academic and career pursuits. The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize encourages students to apply this skill as they make connections between important historical texts and their own experiences and communities.
The winner will be selected from seven finalists — one from each of six U.S. College Board regions and one international. Six of the finalists will each receive $2,500 in prize money, and the overall winner will have his or her essay published in The Atlantic and receive $5,000.
Submissions will be accepted from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2015. More information about the selected documents, contest rules, and timeline is available at collegeboardwritingprize.org.