Humans of Jacksonville: Untold Stories of Unsung Heroines and Heroes


About the Contest:



 The Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville proudly presents the Humans of Jacksonville Collegiate Essay Contest, open to college students enrolled at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Edward Waters College, and Florida State College of Jacksonville. The contest winner will be awarded a $600 cash prize. 


Students are invited to submit an essay celebrating an individual who: (1) Resides or works in Jacksonville (or Duval county); (2) Is of distinguished courage, character, and/or ability; AND (3) Who had a powerful, positive, and transformational impact on the student’s life during her or his college or high school years. 

Five finalists and their heroines/heroes will be recognized, the contest winner announced, and the $600 cash prize awarded at a celebration dinner on February 9, 2016 at the Jacksonville Hyatt Regency.

 Please email your completed application, at least one (maximum of three) photo/s of your heroine/hero, and your 500 word essay (saved in a Microsoft Word compatible format), by the submission deadline: December 1, 2015 to Matt Hartley, Project Director: HOJESSAYCONTEST@GMAIL.COM 

Humans of Jacksonville Essay Contest Application