Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208
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Any middle school student in Mecklenburg County can participate.
Students can submit a physical copy of their essay at their school or can submit their essays electronically. Click here to access the electronic submission form. For complete contest details, please download the Do The Write Thing Information Packet 2021-2022.pdf. Essay are due February 28th, 2022.
Grand prize winners, teachers, and parents will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for National Recognition Week, which is a series of events in the Capitol. Local winners of the Mecklenburg County contest will receive various gifts/prizes as well as be invited to the Annual Recognition Ceremony. At least two winners from each middle school will be selected.
To learn more about the National Do The Write Thing program, please visit Do the Write Thing National