Labor Day
Youth Writing Contest

Writing Contest Rules:

  • Submit your entry via email to, along with your name, age, and mailing address.

  • Submission must address the question: Why are labor unions important?

  • Writer must be under 21 years of age, and a resident of Kansas (with special priority given to residents of Wichita / Hutchinson & surrounding areas)

  • Submission must be the writer's original work

  • Must be under 500 words

  • Must be received by August 19th, 2022

  • May be essay, poetry, or prose

  • Winners agree to have their work shared publicly by the Wichita Hutchinson Labor Federation, and are invited to present their work as part of the 2022 Labor Day celebrations

  • The Wichita Hutchinson Labor Federation Executive Board members will serve as contest judges

  • Previous award winners are not eligible.