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Contests and Scholarships

Essay Contest

2022-2023 Essay Contest Topic

The Key Club pledge is:

"I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school, and community; to serve my nation and world; and to combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions."

Describe your experiences with upholding the Key Club pledge and what you learned from them.

2022-2023 Essay Contest: Rules


  1. The Essay Contest is a District contest.  There is no Key Club International Essay Contest.

  2. The theme for the 2022-2023 Essay Contest is listed above.

  3. The subject matter of the essay and the writing must be original and completely developed by each essayist. 

  4. The essay must be typed (Times New Roman, size 12), double spaced, no more than two pages (8.5x11).  Essays must be uploaded as a PDF file, a Word Document, or a Google Document.

  5. Each essayist must be an official member in good standing with Key Club International.

  6. Judging and awarding points will be based on the following criteria: 
         Clarity and depth of message - 50 Points
         Originality - 25 Points
    ​     Structure (including organization, grammar, transitions, flow, etc.) - 25 Points

  7. Essayists will receive first, second, and third place awards.  The first place essay will be published in an issue of The YanKey during the next year.

  8. The decision of the judges is final and no changes, alterations or regradings will take place after the results have been certified by the judges of this contest. 

  9. All entries must include a completed Entry Form and be submitted via the online form at by March 15, 2023.

All entries must be submitted by March 17, 2023 on the form below or via mail: District Administrator Mr. Bradford, PO Box 102, Weymouth, MA 02191.

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