Our Vision

To encourage young people to reflect upon and write about one of the Cowboy Ethics that make an impact on their decisions, goals and attitude. The American Dream Essay Contest encourages youth to pursue their vision regarding the meaning of their lives and the ethics that guide them.

Writing Skills

Develop narrative writing skills and personal growth as young adults is at the center of the American Dream Essay Contest.

Cash Winnings

Students are eligible to receive cash winnings at the local and state level! Every school will have a winner, and educators have cash incentives as well for their time and effort. One winner in Wyoming will win $5,300 total!

Wyoming Tradition

This contest has impacted the lives of youth for over 10 years in the state of Wyoming. Students have experienced life-changing discoveries about who they are, and their potential for the future.