Middle School Essay Contest

The 19th annual Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Middle School Essay Contest is now closed. Check back soon for information about our winners.

Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties are invited to participate in the annual essay contest. 

All essays must be accompanied by a complete entry form. All essays should contain the original work and thoughts of the student author. Student name and parent/guardian contact information must be clearly printed in order to win the contest. For teachers submitting on behalf of students: please note that each essay should include student name and parent/guardian contact information. Multiple essays can be submitted in one PDF. Essays must be submitted online. If there are any special circumstances requiring essays be submitted by mail, please contact education@northgeorgiawater.org

Want to Dive Deeper?

Teachers, are you interested in taking your students on a deeper dive of the subject? We partnered with Georgia Project WET to offer background information and an excellent Urban Watershed activity, What’s Your Standard? for teachers to perform with their students.

Teachers who led a similar activity that supported last year’s topic reported that it was helpful to their students in writing more successful essays. If you would like assistance in performing this activity with your class, reach out to your local water utility educators!

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District