Essay topic:

Submit your 900 word maximum essay on the following: “What do you think are the biggest challenges to our environment? If you were in charge, how would you meet these challenges.”


All Berkshire Hills Regional School students in the 8th,9th,10th grades. Waldorf, BCD, and homeschoolers too!


First prize: $250, honorable mention: $100, publication in the Berkshire Eagle and Stockbridge Updates. Both winners will also receive an award-winning relevant book (to be determined).

Submission Deadline:

June 30, 2024
Winning essays will be read at the annual “Laurel Hill Day” in Stockbridge, August 24, 2024

Topic suggestions:

Rising seas, forest fires, extinction of animal species, air and water pollution, environmental injustice, overcrowding … or any problem local or global that concerns you.

Be creative, be original, be yourself!

Submission Form

Alternately, you may also upload a document here.  .PDF, .DOC, .DOCX, .TXT files are accepted.