Black History Month Essay Contest

Congressman McEachin's Black History Month essay contest is open to middle and high school students (grades 6-12) residing in Virginia's 4th Congressional District. Students should submit their completed essays with name, school name, grade level, and home address to VA04.Projects@mail.house.gov no later than February 15, 2021.

Middle school students (grades 6-8) should submit an essay 350-500 words in length. High school students (grades 9-12) should submit an essay 500-750 words in length. Winners will be notified individually and announced on Congressman McEachin's social media in February. The winners will also have their essay entered into the Congressional Record.

Students participating in the 2021 Essay Contest should write about a current community leader or activist whom they believe will become an important figure in Black history. 

For any questions about the contest or essay prompt, please call 804-486-1840.