Announcing our annual high school essay and video contest!

The annual MCC U.S. Washington Office essay and video contest highlights the perspectives of youth on significant public policy issues and promotes the involvement of young people in faithful witness to government authorities. The contest is open to Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and other Anabaptist youth of high school age and to all youth who attend Mennonite high schools within the United States, including Puerto Rico. Grand prizes of $250 each will be awarded to the top video and the top essay. Honorable mentions will receive $100. Submissions may be in English or Spanish.

Full contest rules are here.

Topics this year are:

  • Climate change
  • Immigration
  • Selective service

Contest topics | Resource list

The deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 pm Eastern time on February 25, 2022. Essays should be submitted to your nearest MCC regional office. 

Forms for video entrants:

Upload video here