As part of National Music Week, the National Federation of Music Clubs offers an Essay Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12. The essay must be typed and not exceed 500 words in length. Membership in NFMC is not required.

The National Music Week Theme for 2015 is “Music — the Heartbeat of the Soul.” An award of $50 will be presented to the winner in each of the 50 states where a winner is declared. An Award of Merit certificate will be presented to each winner and teacher.

Please see the application form for more information. Entry form and essay must be postmarked by January 15, 2015 and sent to the South Central Region Chair (Jan Hansen).

The Arkansas winner will be invited to present his/her essay at the AFMC Convention in Bentonville, April 17-18, 2015.