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$100K ESSAY CONTEST: Stop the Hate®: Youth Speak Out

When: Nov. 1-Jan. 29 2015

Stop the Hate®: Youth Speak Out is an annual contest that encourages social responsibility while fostering an appreciation for people of diverse backgrounds. Private, public, online and home-schooled students (grades 6-12) in the Ohio counties of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit are invited to submit 500-word essays describing a real-life act of discrimination they experienced or witnessed and detailing creative ways they can help end discrimination and indifference in their communities. For 15 students and three schools there’s a real reward for being a voice for positive change—$100,000 in cash prizes and scholarships.

Price: Free

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