Student Essay Contest

Student Essay Contest

2017-2018 Student Essay Contest

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis announces the 30th Annual Student Essay Contest open to all high school students in the Ninth Federal Reserve District.

2017-2018 Question:

Should the federal government increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour?

 A topic primer will be published in the fall. 

Writing Guide

Contest Rules and Submission Information

Awards

Thirty student finalists will receive $100. In addition, a first-, second- and third-place winner will be selected. The third-place winner will receive an additional $200, and the second-place winner will receive an additional $300. The first-place winner will receive an additional $400 and a paid summer internship at the Minneapolis Fed during the summer of 2019. The winning essays will be published online.

Teachers with one or more students who are selected as finalists will receive a $100 cash prize.

Contest Timetable

Student essays due

April 20, 2018

Finalists announced

May 4, 2018

Awards Program at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

May 18, 2018

If you have any questions, email EssayContest@mpls.frb.org or call 612-204-5168.

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