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2018 Norman E Alexander Award For Excellence

How To Enter

Submissions must be sent to by May 29, 2018.  All entries must include the name of the high school and class year of the entrant.

Contest Rules

Essays will be judged on originality, creativity and writing style.  There is a limit of one entry per student.  Staff, board members and families of The Jewish Week Media Group are not eligible.

Submitting Work

Essays should not exceed 500 words.  Submissions must be sent to .


The winning essay will be published on the websites of the sponsors and made available to Jewish high school newspapers that are members of the Jewish Scholastic Press Association.

Nearly 70 contestants from around the country answered the following question: “Choose a living or deceased Jewish-American woman and write about her legacy in any field such as law, medicine, sports, politics, entertainment, and more. Why are her accomplishments meaningful to you?”

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