The Woods Project’s
First Essay Contest is now accepting entries!
Students who have
participated in The Woods Project programs, including weekend trips, summer trips
and clubs, are eligible to submit an essay of no more than 1,200 words that
reflect their experience with The Woods Project. A selection
committee will select three essays to be recognized and awarded.
Write about your Woods
Project experience in an essay of no more than 1,200 words, double-spaced with 12 point font.
Think about how has
your experience with the Woods Project helped you develop one of the Key
Characteristic Traits (see below)? For example, what was the most challenging part of your
trip and how did you overcome those challenges? What did you learn? How have
you become a better leader or team player? Choose one or two Traits to focus on, and use concrete examples to
First Place: a Backpacking/Camping Hammock (Straps
Second Place: Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow for
Backpacking/Camping (Medium Size)
Third Place: Rite in the Rain All-Weather Side-Spiral
be notified via email by the end of February 2017 and winning essays will also
be published on The Woods Project website and social media sites.
Please upload your essay in a Word document, double-spaced with 12 point font, titled with your full name, no later than January 31st, 2017.
Essay Contest Rules:
Essays must be typed.
Essays must be written
Essays must be your
original work, and resources must be clearly cited.
Essays must have titles.
Any question? Email April at