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Essay Contest for High School Students

Submission Deadline: EXTENDED to Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11.59PM EST

1st Prize: $300 Amazon Voucher
2nd Prize: $250 Amazon Voucher
3rd Prize: $200 Amazon Voucher

High-school students (currently enrolled in 9th-12th grades) in the New York-tri-state area are invited to submit either:

1) a response essay on one of the articles linked on this website: (“Breaking news: Language Sciences in the Media” on the right-hand side of the site).


2) for those students who have participated in a NACLO (North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad): an essay on how participating in NACLO has changed your life.

Length: 600 to 1,000 words

Winners will be invited to participate in a panel about the inclusion of linguistics/language sciences as a subject in high schools, to be held at LIU (Downtown Brooklyn campus) on June 21, 2019.

Submit Essays Here

Questions? Email us at intersectionlinglangcult @

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