Silver Pen Basics

Each community chooses an essay topic this year’s competition. Topics will not be released until the day Silver Pen is released to schools.

Students write and submit one essay (600- 1000 words) on the topic selected by the community for which they are applying.

Members at each community will select four ranked winners.

Winners will receive their awards at a special Silver Pen Ceremony.

Silver Pen Awards

In addition to a personalized, engraved pen and framed certificate, winners receive:

1st Place- $1,500

2nd Place- $1,000

3rd Place- $750

4th Place- $500