Essay Contest

Women’s History Month Essay Contest

Women have not always been recognized for their contributions in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The essay contest challenges students, girls and boys, to discover and publicize women who made a difference in the sciences and tell why the woman they researched is significant to them.

Open to male & female students in grades 6-8

Entry Information for the 2020 contest will be available early in 2020. 


Download the pdf file entry form here.

Download the Word doc file entry form here.

Complete guidelines are listed on the entry form. Downlo

ad it, fillIout the information, and save it as the first page of your essay submission. Return to this page and submit your essay or follow the link on the entry form.

Submit your entry form and essay here.

Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2019

First Place, $100 | Second Place, $50 Honorable Mention, $25

Reception to Recognize the Winners:
Tuesday, March 19, 2020
6:30 pm, Refreshments
7:00 pm, Awards Program
Winners will be invited to read their essays
Appleton Public Library
Lower Level Meeting Room
The public is invited

Appleton Public Library
225 N. Oneida Street | Appleton, WI | 920-832-6177
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made upon request and if feasible.

Sponsored by the Appleton Branch of the American Association of University Woman (AAUW)
and the Appleton Public Library