The Gerald R. Ford Foundation invites all 9th through 12th grade students to submit an essay about this year's theme: Civility.

Essays must be 500-750 words in length and submitted by March 11, 2019. Awards include up to a $1,000 cash prize for the winning student as well as a $500 Meijer gift card for the winning student's teacher.

For this year's writing prompt as well as a complete list of rules and guidelines, please visit our website.