Thank you for your interest in the David McCullough Essay Prizes! To be considered for the David McCullough Essay Prizes, students or their teachers or parents can submit their entry via the entry form below by 8:00 p.m. ET Friday, June 16, 2023. The entries will be reviewed by a panel of Gilder Lehrman master teachers who will choose the pool of finalists, from which the winners will be chosen by a jury of eminent historians. Essays will be evaluated for their historical rigor, the clarity and correctness of their style, their use of evidence, and their qualities of empathy and imagination. Winners will be notified and announced no later than Friday, September 15, 2023.