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2021 ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest Logo

Welcome to the 2021 DNA Day Essay Contest submission site!


The deadline to submit all essays is Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

Questions? dnaday@ashg.org


Submit Essay 


To submit your essay(s), you will need to create an ASHG account. This is not a membership account and does not require payment. 

Submission Instructions

What You Need to Know

  • The contest is open to high school students (grades 9-12) in the U.S. and internationally
  • Essays must be in English and no more than 750 words. Word count includes in-text citations, but not reference lists.
  • Essays must include at least one reference. 

For more information about the ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest, visit the contest homepage