Middle school students only have a few more days to enter the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association essay contest.Tuesday is the deadline for this year’s TOGA contest, which features increased cash prizes for its winners.
After very successful writing contests the past seven years, TOGA increased prizes to $500, $250, and $100 for first-, second- and third-place winners, respectively, for the top essays. A prize of $200 will also be awarded to the school of the top entry. The theme of the essays is “Consider the Oyster”—a wide open category that must include an essay based on oysters.
The competition is open to all Virginia students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Home-schooled students are welcome to enter.Winners will be announced at the virtual TOGA annual membership meeting to be held on Jan. 9, 2021.
The three top winners will be published on the TOGA website, and may be featured in other publications or websites, including the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association website.
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