For grade 9

2016 ESSAY contest
for grades 4–8

The Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for
diverse students in grade 4–8 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
Malcolm Venable of New Orleans, LA,
with Rob Manfred, Commissioner of
MLB, and Sharon Robinson

  • Laptop computer for each winner!
  • Class visit from Sharon Robinson,
    daughter of Jackie Robinson

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 teacher can upload his/her students' entries online. Students are not allowed to upload online entries directly.

Online entries must be received by March 14, 2016.

Click here for additional tools to enrich these lessons and also support Common Core State Standards.

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Entry information in Spanish: