Who's Got This in Your Life? Essay Contest

Contest Information

Contest ends at 11:59 pm on Saturday, December 31st.

The "Who's Got This in Your Life?" Essay Contest allows high school students an opportunity to share his/her story about a person that has made a tremendous impact in their life.

These family members, leaders, mentors or friends demonstrated extraordinary compassion, courage or connection by taking a stand for good in spite of pressure, obstacle or circumstance. The "Mike's Got This" Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of leadership, championship, courage and excellence.​

​The maximum word count is 750 with a minimum of 525.
Videos submitted must be between 90 seconds and no longer than 2 minutes.

All submissions must adhere to contest rules.

​The contest deadline is December 31, 2022.​

Contest Topic​

Describe a champion or hero who has performed an act of compassion, courage or connection. It can be a family member, leader, mentor or friend. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.​

Judging Criteria

All Essays will be judged by a judging panel consisting of Sponsor’s staff based on the following criteria:

For Print Essays:

  1. Tells a compelling story (70%);
  2. Completeness (15%) – Did you fully answer the prompt?; and
  3. Writing quality and grammar (15%).

For Video Essays:

  1. Tells a compelling story (70%);
  2. Completeness (15%) – Did you fully answer the prompt?; and
  3. Speaking Ability (15%) – Were you persuasive and confident; clear, concise, knowledgeable; and logically explain the story?

Contest Policies​

All entries must include a completed online registration form and be submitted via upload by 11:59pm (EST) on December 31, 2021 to be eligible for judging. The DiPasquale Moore Law Firm is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible, or incomplete submissions.​

By entering, you agree that your essay will become the property of the DiPasquale Moore Law Firm and will not be returned. The DiPasquale Moore Law Firm reserves the right to print and display the essays and submitted photographs of the contest winners and/or their hero.​

Please see the Official Rules for more details.

Contact the Contest Coordinator​

Important Note: Before contacting the "Mike's Got This" Essay Contest Coordinator, please be sure to read over the contest rules.​

Email: stephanie.moore@dmlawusa.com