Essay Contest Deadline is Near!

Juniors and seniors – don’t forget to enter your essay for this year’s contest. The submission deadline is November 18!

In recent years, political participation by young people has drastically declined. Many state leaders are offering suggested reforms. LegiSchool wants to hear from you! Why do you think youth voter turnout is so low? Is voting important to you and your peers? Are there changes you think will help get more young people involved?


Two essay winners meet with Senator Allen and receive a certificate of congratulations.

LegiSchool will select ten lucky students from around the state to receive round trip travel to Sacramento on March 2, 2016. During their visit, the winning essayists will meet with lawmakers, receive a VIP tour of the Capitol, and speak with state leaders to share their thoughts and opinions on this important topic. We gives students a platform to have their voice heard. Submit your essay today for your chance to participate!

How to Enter
Please use our online form to submit your entry. Entry guidelines:

  • You must be an 11th or 12th grade student in California
  • Essay must be no more than 2 pages, double spaced
  • Essays containing plagiarized material will be disqualified. What is plagiarism? Check out this link for more information.

Teaching Resource
Teachers – want to use this as a classroom or extra credit assignment? Check out our teaching resource today!


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