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2023 Disability History Essay Contest - Enter Now!

We are pleased to announce the West Virginia Disability History Essay Contest is back for 2023! This contest is designed to provide high school seniors with an opportunity to showcase their writing skills, share what they have learned about the Disability Rights Movement, use their ability to form and express opinions, and perhaps to earn some money to help them into the future! All WV high school seniors are invited to submit an entry. Monetary awards will be given to the winners.

The top award will be presented to the state winner, and awards may be presented to first-place and second-place entries from each of the six Districts of our state. The awards are as follows:

State Winner $3,250
District First Place $1,750
District Second Place $1,000


For more information and to enter the contest, download the Disability History Essay Contest Entry Pack. You may also apply online by completing the online entry form at http://www.wvsilc.org/essaycontestapp.htm.


If you missed the Virtual West Virginia ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration Monday, July 27, 2020, you can watch the entire celebration by clicking the ADA30 logo below.

Virtual West Virginia ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration