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Welcome to the 2022 DNA Day Essay Contest submission site!

Submission deadline is March 3, 2022

Submission Instructions

What You Need to Know Before You Submit

  • Teachers should create an account and submit the essay for each student. This can be any teacher at the current school of the student.
  • 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

Questions? Contact us at dnaday@ashg.org