Minimum Wage Essay Contest

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Minimum Wage Essay Contest

If you’re a good writer who is able to come up with essays on a topic, a scholarship essay contest could be a natural option for you. Stossel in the Classroom – A Resource for Students & Educators is delighted to announce “Minimum Wage” Essay Contest. This contest is open to writers aged 12-18 at some point during the contest period.

Who May Eligible:

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

  • The contest is open to writers aged 12-18 at some point during the contest period (Nov. 27, 2018-Feb. 15, 2019).
  • However, all entries must be submitted by a teacher, parent, or legal guardian.
  • Teachers, parents, and guardians may submit unlimited entries, but not more than one for the same essay writer.
  • Writers must be located in North America or Hawaii, and all submissions should be in
  • Employees of Stossel in the Classroom, Fox News, Fox Business, and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest.
  • Previous winners of a Stossel in the Classroom prize trip are not eligible for prizes in subsequent contests.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link:


  • Essays should be 500-1000 words in length.
  • Submissions that do not meet this requirement, or that exceed it, will be disqualified.
  • All essays should specifically address the Essay Topic, which is:
    • Minimum wage laws are meant to help workers by raising wages and preventing companies from exploiting employees.
    • Do the laws succeed? Watch SITC’s video on the minimum wage, consult other sources, and write a 500-1,000 word essay, arguing for or against minimum wage laws and proposals to raise the minimum wage. What are the unintended consequences to a minimum wage?
    • How do these laws affect workers and businesses? Do these laws actually help poor people?
  • They recommend all students read the list of Tips for Essay Writers.
  • This will help you avoid common mistakes that could cost you prize money!
  • All essays must be the original work of the student whose name is listed on the submission form. Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.


  • 1st Place Prize: $1500.00 Plus an all-expense-paid trip to New York City—including Lunch with John Stossel.
  • 2nd Place Prize: $1000.00
  • 10 Finalists: $200 ea.
  • 25 Semi-Finalists: $100 ea.
  • 50 Honorable Mentions: $50 ea.

Application Deadline:

Essays must be submitted no later than March 8, 2021.

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