College Essay Contest 2014

It’s time again to reward local high-school seniors for their writing skills with SN&R’s annual College Essay Contest. Seniors, we want to see your college-application essays, and we’ll award cash prizes to help with school.

That’s right, cash. Money. Moola—which quickly becomes oh-so-scarce once the college bills start arriving. We’ll give a $2,014 first prize to the winner, with a $750 second-place award and a $250 third prize. We’ll also print the winners in a May issue of SN&R.

Rules: High-school seniors graduating in 2014 are eligible. Only one entry allowed per student, and you must live in the Sacramento region to apply. No SN&R employees or relatives may enter. Essays will be judged anonymously. No SN&R employees or their relatives may enter.

Essays can be no longer than 650 words. Include this information with your entry: Your name; title of essay; your address, email and phone number; high-school attended; college you applied to with this essay; and college you’ll be attending.

Deadline: Email a copy of your essay to by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 9.