Dream Big Essay Contest

R2O Ministries Sponsors the 3rd Annual

Dream Big Essay Contest Rules

Dream Big Essay Contest Rules

OPEN TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Essay Deadline: January 31, 2015!

(Limit 100 Entries)


Contest Rules

Essays typed, double-spaced, contain 500 words, be original, and include a cover sheet with the following information (name, grade, age, school name, school address, telephone number and church, if applicable). Judged essays based mainly on thought and content; however, spelling, correct grammar, and punctuation is considered. The contest theme for the essay: In your own words, explain the importance of the ‘I Have a Dream,” speech by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and its relevance for today. Also, talk about your own personal dream and how it will impact the world.” Email all typed essays to info@r2oministries.org no later than 11:59:59 p.m. on January 31, 2015.


  1. The essay must contain at least 500 words.
  2. The essay must be original.
  3. The essay must be typed and double-spaced.
  4. The essay must have a cover sheet with your name, grade, age, school name, church and telephone number included.
  5. All essays are due by Wednesday, January 31, 2015 by 11:59 p.m.
  6. First place winners will read their essays at the Awards Ceremony Banquet.
  7. All participants will receive certificates and must be present to receive all awards.


Judges Grading Criteria

Originality: 25 %; Clarity: 25 %; Spelling: 25 %; and Grammar: 25 %


All typed entries/essays must be submitted on January 31, 2015 before 11:59p.m. Email all typed essays and official entry forms to Reverend Ralph Oliver @ info@r2oministries.org