Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
& Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh

Science Essay Contest : Middle School.

Entry Guidelines

  • The SACP Middle School Essay Contest is open to all students in grades 7 through 9 in counties listed below.
  • Supply all information requested on the front of this form.
  • The essay should have no more than 2500 characters. The essay is to be in prose (no poetry, please), and be the independent work of the student. Any essay containing plagiarized material will result in rejection of the essay.
  • Student essays must be submitted by a faculty member of the student’s school.
  • No individual school may submit more than two essays in the high school contest.
  • Failure to comply with these instructions may result in a scoring penalty or rejection of the essay.

    Judging Guidelines
    Judging will be based on the following criteria:
    1. Content (40%)
    2. Creativity (20%)
    3. Composition (30%)
    4. Following Directions (10%)
    1st Place $250
    2nd Place $150
    3rd Place $100
    Honorable Mentions (10 each) $50

    Deadline is Friday, December 4

    PDF IconEligible counties

    Entry form available soon.

    School address(Required)
    List all resources used in MLA format. When Internet resources are cited, they should also utilize the MLA format. Simply listing a search engine is not an acceptable citation.
    I hereby certify that the above statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that a false statement may disqualify me.(Required)




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