Essay Contest

Essay Contest

Kennewick, Pasco and Richland High School Student - Essay Contest

Winners to be announced August 8, 2020
Our thanks to the sponsors and to the students who took the time to research and submit an essay.

Essay title: Your Vote is Our Future

Background:  One hundred years ago, the female half of the population was not allowed to vote. It was not until August 18th, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the constitution was ratified.  In 2020, the League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties honor the hard work of the suffragettes of a century ago by focusing on the importance of young voter participation. Contest winners and runner-ups will be honored at the Centennial Banquet this fall.


Winning essays will be posted on the League website. Awards will be presented during the Centennial Celebration at the Hanford House on August 8, 2020.


See Essay Rules and Sponsors under the Menu tabs.


The League of Women Voters thank the award sponsors, without their generosity this contest would not have been possible.