American Society of Human Genetics DNA Day Essay Contest

American Society of Human Genetics is proud to offer its DNA Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and ask students to examine the question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics.

American Society of Human Genetics mission is to advance human genetics in science, health, and society through excellence in research, education, and advocacy.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

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  • This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics.
  • Teachers and students around the world are eligible for this Essay Contest.

How to Apply & Competition Rules

The applicants must submit an application form with submission through the given link: https://ashg.secure-platform.com/a/page/dnaday2019submission

Rules:

Each application keeps in mind the following:

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  • You will need to create a profile in the ASHG web portal to submit an essay. You will be taken to the sign-in page when you click “Submit Student Essays” (below) or “Login with ASHG” (to the left).  If you are already an ASHG member, please use your membership login information. Login instructions are provided if needed.
  • Only classroom teachers or primary instructors of home-schooled students may submit student essays.
  • All essays must be written in English and are limited to 750 words. Word count includes essay titles and in-text citations but does not include reference lists.
  • Do not include your student’s name or any identifying information in their essay.
  • Each teacher is limited to submitting SIX student essays per class, for up to THREE classes.
  • One entry may be submitted per student.

Benefits:

1st Place Winner:            

  • $1,000 for student
  • $1,000 genetics materials grant

2nd Place Winner:          

  • $600 for student
  • $600 genetics materials grant

3rd Place Winner:           

  • $400 for student
  • $400 genetics materials grant

Honorable Mention: 10 student prizes of $100 each

Application Deadline:

The deadline to submit all essays is Friday, March 8, 2019, at 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

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