Short Story Contest for All Nominated Students in Grades 5-12 – All nominated students in every subject offered by USAA are invited to participate.
Send us a short story of 500-750 words describing the best field trip you can imagine. It can be a field trip you have already taken or a field trip you would like to take. Create characters for your story that have an adventure of some sort on this field trip. Describe the setting, use dialogue, conflict and solutions, but most of all, use your imagination. Did you like the field trip? Did you dislike it? Where did you go? Was it interesting or exciting? Was it boring? Did you learn something? You can use this topic in any way you want. Do not send an essay describing a field trip. Create a field trip story.
All short stories submitted must be typed and double-spaced. Only one entry per teacher. Indicate that you are a teacher by typing the word “Teacher” at the top of your manuscript. The subject you teach, your name, school name, school address, and email address must appear on the first page of the text. You can email your essay to email@example.com or mail it to Debra Dinsmore, USAA, 2528 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, KY 40509.
Short stories must be received by
April 18, 2013. May 21, 2013
USAA will choose the top three short stories and award the following: First Place $500, Second Place $300, and Third Place $150. We will publish all three short stories in the 2013 USAA National Yearbook. You will become a published author in a nationally distributed book. Publication is an honor that stays with you for a lifetime.
All entries become the property of the United States Achievement Academy and will not be returned.
Good luck to everyone!
The United States Achievement Academy is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Spring Essay Contest. Our topic for this essay was "What Historical Invention has Most Impacted Our Lives"
Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to all who participated. We commend you for your excellent work and superb writing skills. Stay in touch with the United States Achievement Academy to learn of upcoming contests.
It is finally time to announce the winners of USAA's Winter Essay Contest. All of you, and I mean all, exhibited true proficiency in writing. Personally, in reading your essays, I have experienced great pride in the teachers and youth who have chosen to accept the honor, recognition and benefits provided by the United States Achievement Academy. Your essays are filled with good points, absolute honesty, touching stories, lessons learned, and kind and true respect for those who teach and those who learn. All of you are to be commended for your writing skills. Your essays are well-written, motivating and inspirational. While there are no losers in this contest, three teachers and three students were chosen to receive the contest prizes.
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