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Best College Essays 2019-20 welcomes original college admissions essays written by high school students applying to college for the 2019-2020 academic year.

First prize winner will receive $1000 and featured publication in Best College Essays 2020. Two second prize winners will receive $500 each and featured publication. Runners up will be published in Best College Essays 2020. We expect to publish 50-75 original essays in this book.

Essays may be any length between 250-1000 words.

Please specify the prompt for your essay, the college to which it was or is being sent, the word count on this essay and provide a one to two sentence biographical statement about yourself including where you live, what high school you attend, what your process was in writing this essay and what your goals are in life.

All submissions confidential. Contest deadline, April 15, 2019.

Best College Essays 2018 is available on Amazon.

Fee waivers available on request.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.