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2023 Junior Essay Contest

The National Field Archery Association Foundation will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships to one male and one female archer to use toward higher education. The winners will be chosen based on an archery essay. Submissions are due January 9, 2023, at 9:00 AM CST. 

Essay submissions must fit an archery theme. Example topics include - an archery story, why you love archery, how archery has affected your life, what you have learned from archery, how COVID has affected archery, etc. Archers may submit one 500-1000 word essay per year. All submissions must be suitable for all audiences. Essays must be completely the work of the student entering the contest. No assistance in editing is permissible. 


Applicants must compete at the 2023 Vegas Shoot and be 12-17 years of age on February 3, 2023. Top essays will be chosen by an independent panel. Winners will be announced and awarded on February 4 during the Junior Awards Ceremony. Winning entries will be published on and in Archery Magazine.

Submission dates are November 3, 2022 to January 9, 2023 9:00AM CST.

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2023 Scholarship Contest Form

Please complete the form below to submit your contest entry. Only one submission per archer. 

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