Congratulations Brinn Gammer, Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences!

2020 Big Idea Essay Competition Champion

2020 Big Idea Essay Competition Finalists

Roy Slavin, Abington Heights High School

Justin Williams, Abington Heights High School

Declan Caviston, Carbondale Area High School

Case Leach, Wilkes Barre Area

2021 Essay Question:

Inclusivity focuses on creating an environment where everyone has a voice, feels respected, and is valued. Imagine you are the leader of a company or organization: how would you practice inclusive leadership while celebrating the diversity of your colleagues?

Competition Dates

Essay AnnouncementDecember 9, 2020
Essay Due DateMonday, March 15, 2021
Finalists Notification DateFriday, March 26, 2021
Finalist InterviewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
Award Announcement
(BPC Awards Event)
Thursday, April 29 2021
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Thank you for your interest in the High School Big Idea Essay Competition! In 2021, all Competition. Activities will be conducted virtually.