for grades 4-8

2016 ESSAY contest
for grade 9

The Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for diverse students in grade 9 to share their personal stories and show how they use Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers.
Contest Deadline: March 14, 2016

20 national winners in 2016!

Great Prizes Include:

Grades 4–6 Grand Prize:

  • Trip to the 2016 MLB® All-Star Game®

Grades 7–9 Grand Prize:

  • Trip to a game of
    the 2016 MLB®
    World Series®
There are TWO ways to enter:

2015 Grand Prize Winner
Kayla Savory of Riverdale, CA, with Sharon Robinson,
daughter of Jackie Robinson.

  • Laptop computer for each winner!
  • Class visit from Sharon Robinson,
    daughter of Jackie Robinson
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There are TWO ways to enter:

By Mail:
Download the contest entry form and
submit by mail.

Mail entries must be postmarked by March 14, 2016.
Each student can upload his/her entry.

Online entries must be received by March 14, 2016.

About Jackie Robinson

Values and Barriers

Essay Organizer

Generously sponsored by

“Jackie Robinson” Airing April 11–12, 2016, on PBS

A Film by Ken Burns & Sara Burns & David McMahon