French Morning and Frenchly are calling on 7th-11th grade students for a San Francisco essay contest on being bilingual. We want to hear the stories of bilingual students, speaking any languages, who are attending school in the Bay 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 17th at Le Meridien, for San Francisco


Essay Question:
Middle School: How has being bilingual affected your life?

High School: How has being bilingual affected your life? How will being bilingual affect the rest of your life?

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

San Francisco’s Prizes:

High School: 1st: $200 for the student and $125 for their school
Middle School: 1st: $100 for the student and $50 for the school

Submit your Essay before November 14th.

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