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Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. Its mission is to support the expression and humanity of children. Read more.

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2018 Essay Contest Winners

We are delighted to announce the Winners and Honorable Mentions for 2018. Congratulations to all the students, teachers, parents, and principals. We could not be more pleased. We are very proud of you. We received quality essays from both DCPS and Public Charter schools. THANK YOU to all the students who submitted essays and shared your stories. You are awesome.

To see the Winners and Honorable Mentions of the 30th Celebration of Youth essay contest, click here.

2018 Essay Contest Theme

The 2018 Essay Contest Theme is: What does it feel like to walk in your shoes? What is it like to be you? Is there something you want others to know, or perhaps not know, about you? Using specific examples from your own life, write an essay sharing your inner thoughts and feelings about the hopes, fears, or special challenges that are important to you.

Entries are due by Monday, April 30, 2018. For contest details, click here.

Essay Contest Videos

Watch past contest winners share their essays.


News Coverage

We’re excited to report that NBC 4 featured our 2014 Celebration of Youth essay contest. Watch “D.C.’s Brightest Young Minds Honored” to see the student winners share their essays.