Our 2024 competition has come to a close. Thank you to our sponsors, schools, and student participants!

Find the 2024 American Dream Essay Contest book here!

Congratulations to the state winners of the American Dream Essay Contest!

Why You Should Participate

Writing Skills

Cash Prizes

Wyoming Tradition

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

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!

This contest has impacted the lives of youth for over 20 years in the state of Wyoming. Students have experienced life-changing discoveries about who they are, and their potential for the future.

Schools Participated In 2022

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.

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