The Grand Canyon State Games Essay Contest promotes creativity through writing as an effective method for authors of ALL ages (grades K-12 and adults ages 18 or older) to express their dreams and ideas for a successful life and a better community. This contest continues to invite all other State Games to compete in this year’s competition. 2016 marks the 24th anniversary of the Grand
Canyon State Games. Over the years, more than 500,000 participants have had the chance to enjoy the spirit of competition in sports, games, and an art / essay contest. The Essay Contest provides an opportunity to encourage writers of all ages to convey their ideas through words as well. The vision of healthy self-improvement through friendly competition continues in the Essay Contest.