Savage Press invites high school seniors to submit a 1,000 word essay depicting, describing, or reporting on the history, heritage, or unique experience of a family elder. The winning essay will receive a $500 restricted scholarship presented prior to the start of the 2022 academic year.
Submissions can be sent as an attachment to by April 30, 2022. The winning essay will be announced on May 30, 2022.
Prompt: Write about a parent, grandparent, or family member’s experience growing up in a non-technology world.
Prompt: Write about an elder’s wartime experience.
Prompt: Interview an elder regarding a life changing experience they had. Report their story in their own words adding your interpretation of their life experience and how their story made or makes the author’s personal life more meaningful, happy, secure, and/or better in specific ways.
Prompt: Write a memoir of a life changing experience the author had with an elder; travel, trauma, or joy shared.
Additional Guidelines:
Indicate the institution of higher education you plan to attend; college, university, community college, tech school.