Write and Win!


Emailed entries must be received by April 30. Mailed entries must be postmarked by April 24. Please see below for details.





"Why Teen Pregnancy Prevention is Important to Me"
Essay Contest for Students 6th-12th grade

Teen pregnancy comes at a high cost to all involved…the young mother and father, and the community. For Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, which is in May, GCAPP is launching a statewide essay contest to help build awareness about teen pregnancy in Georgia. Teen pregnancy is the #1 reason girls drop out of school, only 2% of teen mothers finish college by age 30, and teen parents face challenges most will never overcome. The overwhelming majority of teen parents live in poverty. With more than 12,000 teen births a year, Georgia remains one of the states with the highest teen birth and pregnancy rates in the country. Teen pregnancy is one of Georgia’s toughest and costliest issues, costing taxpayers $465 million a year.


Six winning essays will be awarded monetary prizes and the students will be recognized at GCAPP's events.  Winners will be announced the week of May 13.
Essays must not exceed 500 words or one page.  

6th - 8th Grade Winners

$150 First Place

$100 Second Place

$50 Third Place  

9th - 12th Grade Winners

$250 First Place

$150 Second Place

$100 Third Place   


 Parents, Teachers, Guardians and others...,

If They Win, YOU win!

We encourage parents, teachers, guardians, and other adults to urge young people to apply. If the young person submits an essay at your recommendation and wins first place, you win too! You will receive a $50 gift certificate.


Essays may be submitted to essaycontest@gcapp.org on or before April 30. Entries may also be mailed to 1718 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 465, Atlanta, GA 30309. All mailed entries must be postmarked by April 24.


Questions? Send to essaycontest@gcapp.org.