Essay Contest

Fort Collins Reads Essay Contest

Join Fort Collins Reads Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7pm at the Harmony Library as we salute our 2018 essay contest winners. Selected by Front Range Community College students from submissions from students at Poudre School District, this year’s essays write on the theme “Write a Story About a Time When You Had to Overcome an Obstacle and Start Over to Find Success.”

Three winners will be honored at the event. Each winner will present his or her essay, receive an award of recognition, including a pair of tickets to the 2018 Jennifer Egan author event.

About the Essay Contest

Each year, Fort Collins reads involves students from Poudre School District and Front Range Community College in our annual essay contest. Each year, Fort Collins Reads leverages the selected novel’s subject matter as a writing prompt for personal essays, submitted by PSD students. Contributions are judged by a panel of FRCC students based on style, structure and how well the material addresses the prompt.