Essay Contest for Women’s History Month

essayThe Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (ICSW), and the State Historical Society of Iowa invite Iowa’s youth to gain a deeper and more relevant appreciation of women’s roles in history and celebrate March as Women’s History Month by participating in the Write Women Back Into History Essay Contest.

This year’s theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” Though women have always made significant contributions to these fields, historically those contributions have not been recognized as publicly as those of men. Here is a chance for Iowa’s youth to change that and to learn more about women in these fields.

The deadline for entries is January 25. Guidelines can be found at For more information, contact ICSW’s Michelle Rubin at 515-281-4470, 800-558-4427 or

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