If you are interested in exploring human genetics and want to reflect light on essential concepts related to this topic, then you should participate in the DNA Day Essay Contest. It is sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) with a lot of benefits.
American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) intends to craft a challenging, thought-provoking, and current question. It focuses on developing human genetics in health, science, and society through distinction in education, research, and advocacy.
Do your best and write an incredible essay for the contest. Wish you all the best for your bright future!!
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To be considered for this Contest, the candidates must follow the given criteria:
- This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 around the world and asks aspirants to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics.
- Essays that will be accepted must be submitted by a teacher and written by high school students (grades 9-12) in the U.S. and internationally.
- Essays must be the product of an individual student’s work; group submissions are not permitted.
- All essays must be written in English and are limited to 750 words. Word count includes in-text citations but does not include reference lists.
- Essay titles are optional and will be counted towards the word limit.
- Word count is best determined by Microsoft Word’s count. The submission page will give an official word count when submitters enter the essay.
- Essays should not include a student’s name.
- Essays must include at least one reference. References must be clearly documented with both in-text citations and in the references list (the reference list should be separately entered into the “References” section of the submission page). Students may use either APA or MLA style citations. There is no restriction on how many references students may use. However, please keep in mind that students should avoid having too many references, as we want to know the student’s opinion on the question and not the opinion of the student’s sources.
- Quality of references will be considered by judges when scoring.
- A teacher or administrator must submit the essay and authenticate that submission is the original work of the student. A teacher’s submission represents his/her authentication that the essays are the original work of the students.
- Parents may only submit the essays of home-schooled students.
- Only one entry may be submitted for each student.
- Each teacher may only submit six student essays per class, for up to three classes.
- Essays must be submitted electronically through the ASHG submission site
- Essays mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Society will NOT be accepted. Once submitted, essays cannot be changed or revised.
- 1st Place Winner: $1,000 for student$1,000 genetics materials grant
- 2nd Place Winner: $600 for student$600 genetics materials grant
- 3rd Place Winner: $400 for student$400 genetics materials grant
- Honorable Mention: 10 student prizes of $100 each
Application Deadline: Entries must be submitted by March 4, 2020.