Deadline: December 8, 2023
Adult education is a powerful tool for forging your future. It can help you to achieve your career goals, improve your quality of life, and become a more informed and engaged citizen.
We encourage all adult learners to participate in the Adult Learner Essay Contest. This contest is a great opportunity to share your story about how adult education has helped you forge your future.
The essay prompt is: How has adult education helped to forge your future?
In your essay, you can write about any aspect of your adult education journey, such as:
- How adult education has helped you to achieve your career goals
- How adult education has helped you to reach educational goals with college, apprenticeships, or certifications.
- How adult education has improved your quality of family life
- How adult education has helped you to become a more informed and engaged citizen
- How adult education has helped you to overcome challenges and achieve your dreams
Be sure to share specific examples and stories to illustrate your points. The judges seek well-structured, organized, informative, and inspiring essays. They are also looking for a writer’s voice, with a unique perspective and a highly engaging and personal style.
The deadline for the Adult Learner Essay Contest is December 8, 2023. To enter, submit an essay to iaace.com/advocacy/essay-contest.
Here are some tips for writing a winning essay:
- Choose a specific topic. Don’t try to write about everything. Instead, focus on a specific aspect of your adult education journey that has significantly impacted your life.
- Tell a story. The best essays are those that tell a compelling story. Share specific examples and anecdotes to illustrate your points.
- Be honest and authentic. Write about your own personal experiences and insights. Don’t try to be someone you’re not.
- Proofread carefully. Make sure to proofread your essay carefully before submitting it. Check for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
We encourage you to participate in the Adult Learner Essay Contest. It’s a great opportunity to share your story and inspire others.
Jenn is the IAACE Executive Director. Her passion for adult education shines through in everything she does for IAACE. You can invite her to a chat for questions anytime. Click here to book a time to chat with Jenn