One of the chapters signature events, each year students in schools across San Diego County submit essays on black history as part of the Annual Black History Essay Contest.  Essays are scored and those essays ranked the highest are selected for monetary awards in each area of elementary, middle, and high school.  Essay contest winners are recognized at a community event where they are invited to read their essays out loud.  Participants receive research and writing support as well as coaching on reading their essays. 

2021 Contest Guidelines