2017 – 2018 Submitting Your Essay

Students may begin submitting their essays on November 1, 2017, and all essays must be submitted online and received and recorded by the Sponsor’s computer (the official Contest time keeping device) by 11:59 pm CST on January 8, 2018.  Essays should be submitted by sending an email to essaycontest@rtiel.org with the essay uploaded as an attachment.

When the student is ready to submit his or her essay, each contestant must identify his or her paper with only the provided essay identification number.  At this point, anonymity is required.  Neither the student’s name nor the name of the student’s school should appear anywhere in his or her essay.  The student must use his or her essay identification number as their sole identifier.  To ensure fair and anonymous judging, each contestant’s identifying information may only appear on his or her registration form.  Once the essay is electronically received, each contestant will once again receive an e-mail from the Sponsor which will verify the proper receipt of their essay entry.

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