2018 High School Essay Contests


Presented by:
Pennsylvania CPA Foundation
EssayContest2015


Think, Read, and Write.

 


The deadline to submit is March 15, 2018.

Submit your essay online now!


Greater Philadelphia Chapter

This competition is open to high school students in Lower Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Eastern Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

2018 Topics

  1. How will the necessary skill sets for future CPAs change due to changes in technology? What are the accounting skills students should be learning to develop now?
  2. How can you use social media as a revenue generator for your business?
  3. Are bitcoin and cryptocurrency fads or smart investments? How will they impact businesses in the future?
     
Top essays are awarded $1,000, $750, and $500. Two $200 honorable mentions will also be awarded.  

Reading Chapter

The competition is open to high school students in Schuylkill, Berks, and Western Montgomery counties.

2018 Topics

  1. How can you use social media as a revenue generator for your business?
  2. Are bitcoin and cryptocurrency fads or smart investments? How will they impact businesses in the future?
  3. Do you agree with President Trump that reducing taxes will, in the long run, increase tax revenue? Why or why not?

Top essays are awarded $1,200, $800, and $500 respectively. Participating schools will be entered in a drawing to win $500!


Essays will be judged by a panel of CPAs, and will be evaluated and scored based on content and creativity. Style, punctuation, spelling, and grammar will be considered.

Entry Guidelines:

  • One essay submission (on one topic) per student. 
  • Essays must be a full three to five pages (not including bibliography), typed in a 12 point font, and double-spaced.
  • Bibliographic references are required, and proper attribution must be given.
  • Entries must be submitted with completed form that includes the student’s high school, class year, and e-mail address, as well as the sponsoring teacher’s name, phone number, and e-mail address.
  • The student’s name must not appear anywhere on the essay other than on the submission form.
  • Essays must be submitted online as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.
  • Essays that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.

Submit your essay now!

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Congratulations 2017 Winners!

Greater Philadelphia Chapter Winners

1. Eryn Cohen, Upper Dublin HS
2. Malcolm Wilson, Haverford HS
3. Noaah Grossman, Upper Dublin HS

Honorable Mentions:
Sam Moore, Upper Dublin HS
Colin Sparkevicius, William Tennent HS

Reading Chapter Winners

1. Josie Benner, Boyertown Area HS
2. Rebekah Earnest, Fleetwood Area HS
3. Mason Wolfskill, Conrad Weiser HS

Raffle Winner: Boyertown Area HS