DNA Day Essay Contest

Do you like to write essays? Do you like DNA? Do you like money? Are you in high school? Well, then you will be really excited to know that The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) sponsors a DNA essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12. Entries are due March 7, 2011.

Here is some verbiage from their site:

The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on the important concepts of genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay questions.

Essays are read and scored by at least two independent judges. A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner are chosen for each question.

1st Place Winner:

$400 + teacher receives a $2,000 grant for laboratory genetics equipment.

2nd Place Winner:


3rd Place Winner:


Click HERE for complete details and entry information.


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