Diverse Minds Writing Challenge

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 24

Awarded By

B'nai B'rith International

Award Amount

The winners will be awarded as follows: First place: A $5,000 college scholarship and publication of his/her book. The winning book in each city will be professionally published with 2,000 copies distributed to each public library and elementary school within the local community. B'nai B'rith retains all rights to the published books. Second place: A $2,000 college scholarship. Third place: A $1,000 college scholarship. All scholarships are offered annually and are non-renewable. Past applicants may reapply; however, past winners may not reapply. In addition, the teacher who oversees the creation of the first-place submission in each city will receive a $500 stipend to use for classroom materials. The school of the winning participant will also receive a $500 grant.


Three prizes awarded annually.

Additional Information

Judging will be based on the following criteria: creativity, artistic and writing skill, clarity of message, understanding for the intended audience, and appropriateness to the contest theme. B'nai B'rith International will do a preliminary judging round to determine the top 10 finalists in each city. Each contest in each city will have its own judging panel; students will compete only with other students from their contest city. The city-specific judging panels will choose the first-, second- and third-place winners from the group of finalists. The submission with the greatest number of votes out of the total number of votes from all judges will be selected as the first-place winner. The awards will be presented at a public award presentation event in May/June in each city.

Deadline Info

There is no application required to enter this writing contest. To enter, the student must submit a children's book that deals with themes of tolerance and diversity, and promotes a greater understand ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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