2022 #JEIEssayContest – Reconnect

JEI’s annual Essay Contest is back! This year’s theme is all about connections. The last few years were a major disruption to our lives, especially for our children. Maintaining connections may have been difficult, particularly relationships with friends or our communities. This year we want to offer students the opportunity to delve into our theme, Reconnect, and consider the various connections in our lives. 

This submission-based contest challenges our students to explore the idea of connection, making connections, and even disconnecting in an original and thoughtful way. This is their chance to test out not only their reading and writing skills but also their ability to express themselves clearly and effectively.


Registration costs $25 per active JEI student from October 17th to November 15th.


All essays and signed registration forms must be submitted digitally by November 15th. Submissions will be scored by division (below) and the ability to fully complete the prompt provided.

  • Division A – Grades 2-3  
  • Division B – Grades 4-5  
  • Division C – Grades 6-7  
  • Division D – Grades 8-9


Contest prizes are awarded per division (below). Winning submissions will also have the honor of being published in the 5th edition of JEI Student Stories. Looking for past editions? View the Inaugural Edition, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition, and 4th Edition of our Student Stories.

Division Prizes

  • 1st Place – $300
  • 2nd Place – $200
  • 3rd Place – $100

Our personalized programs can help improve your child’s reading and writing skills. Enroll today at a center near you or call us at (877) JEI-MATH to find out more about how your child can benefit from our programs and this contest.