HC4A Essay Contest

HC4A has been supplying backpacks and school supplies to the homeless community in Austin since 2010. Unfortunately, things are different this year due to the Covid19 pandemic, but we are trying our best to raise funds and awareness via online events and activities. We are conducting an essay competition for kids so that they can be involved in this noble cause. We are looking for young creative writers to submit their essays for a chance to win prizes and certificates.

Category and Eligibility:
There will be 3 categories and a winner from each category

Category 1: Age group 5-7 years
Essay topic: What do you miss most about school?

Category 2: Age group 8-10 years
Essay topic: Your life during the pandemic

Category 3: Age group 11-14 years
Essay topic: How has quarantine changed you?

Please submit your essays before May 31st for a chance to win some cash prizes and participation certificates. So hurry and get your creative juices flowing!

Essay Rules:

  • 300 or less words
  • The deadline to submit is May 31, 2020


One winner from each category wins $100
Others – HC4A Certificate of Participation

How Essays will be Judged:

A panel of judges will judge the essay. The entries will be judged on the content, creativity and word limit guideline and winners will be informed by email or parent’s phone. Winning essays will be published on hc4a page.

Disclaimer: Judgement process is confidential and decisions are at the sole discretion of the HC4A Essay Committee and Executive Board of HC4A. Winners’ essays will be shared on our social media sites as well. (If you would not like your child’s name to be disclosed, please let us know at the time of submission.)

Sponsored by HC4A Essay Committee. If you have any questions, please email Pragya Sen at pragya@hc4a.org

Please help us raise funds for the underprivileged (Optional)

Please support us in our noble cause. $25 will provide school supplies and a backpack for one economically disadvantaged child. If you would like to donate by check, please send the check to: HC4A, c/o Kotecha, 3803 Winchester Dr. Cedar Park, TX 78613. If you would like donate by link, you may Click Here.