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FSYF 2017 Essay Contest

  • Monday, April 17, 2017
  • FSYF


Registration is closed

FSYF 2017 Essay Contest, sponsored by McGrath Real Estate

Prompt: Draw upon an experience or experiences in your Foreign Service life that took you outside your ‘comfort zone’, and write an essay centered on something you learned or an insight you gained.  Use specific examples and narrative.

Foreign Service youth in middle school and high school are invited to enter the 2017 FSYF Essay contest.


Middle School

High School

Cash Prizes:

High School

1st Place: $800

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $300

Middle School

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $300

3rd Place: $150

Contest Rules: 

  • Written in English with a word count not exceeding 1,000 words, excluding name, title and list of sources.
  • Include author’s name, a title, page numbers and a list of source materials, if applicable.
  • Be double-spaced, with 12-point Times New Roman font (or equivalent), and with 1” margin on all sides.
  • Include a completed and signed entry form with essay.

Entry fee:

Free for FSYF members

$20 for non-members

Download the entry form here

Register online here

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