French Morning and Frenchly are calling on 7th-11th grade students for a New York City essay contest on being bilingual. We want to hear the stories of bilingual students, speaking any languages, who are attending school in the greater New York City area. Essays should be written in students’ best English. Essays will be judged on clarity, persuasiveness, originality, and how compelling the storytelling is.

Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at French Morning’s annual Bilingual Fair on November 4th at Fordham University School of Law.


Essay Question:
How does being bilingual make you different, shape you or define who you are?

Length Requirement:
7th-8th graders (Middle School), 300-350 words
9th-11th graders (High School), 450-500 words

High School
1st: $800 for the student and $500 for their school
2nd: $300 for the student and $200 for their school
3rd: $100 for the student

Middle School
1st: $400 for the student and $200 for the school
2nd: $200 for the student and $100 for the school
3rd: $100 for the student

Please submit essays by Wednesday, October 25.

Your file should contain: Essay title, your Essay, and Works cited if any.