2022 Student Essay Contest Rules

The Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc. (“Association”) is pleased to announce our 2022 Student Essay Contest. Eight (8) winning essays will be chosen: a first prize winner and seven (7) finalists. An awards ceremony will be scheduled in the spring to honor the contest winners.

2022 ESSAY CONTEST QUESTION

Your community, your country and the entire world continues to battle the effects of the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Everyone has experienced changes in how we work, how we learn and how we socialize. What have been the three biggest Covid impacts in your own life and how have you challenged yourself to overcome them?

Students are asked to write an essay revolving around this theme. The essay should be no more than 250 words in length. Please follow the guidelines below.

Download the Essay Contest application form here.

RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ESSAY CONTEST

    The contest rules and eligibility requirements for participants are as follows:
    • Only students currently in the seventh and eighth grades are eligible to participate.
    • Students must be Massachusetts residents.
    • Schools must be located in Massachusetts.
    • Students must be sponsored by a member credit union in good standing with the Association.
    • All essays must be handwritten by the student.
    • Essays should be no more than 250 words in length.
    • Only one essay per student may be submitted. Each student may be sponsored by only one credit union.
    • Each essay should include the student’s name and grade level, home address, school name, teacher’s name, principal’s name and sponsoring credit union. A standard essay form has been provided—make copies as necessary.
      • Originality
      • Content
      • Neatness
      • Grammar/Spelling

NOTE: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT COMPLETED ESSAYS IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2022.

WINNERS

    There will be eight (8) top winners with the following awards:
    • First Prize (1) - $500
    • Finalists (7) - $250
    • Honorable Mention winners (10) – $50

The decision of the Association’s committee is final.
Winners will be announced in late March/early April.
The awards ceremony will be scheduled for May 20, 2022.

If you have any questions about the Student Essay Contest, please contact Bill Nagle at bnagle@ccua.org or Kevin Cole at kcole@ccua.orgor by calling the Association office at 800-842-1242.