Imagining Possible Futures: An Essay Writing Contest for High School Students

Posted by Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation on February 26, 2019

Ajay Raju (chairman & CEO at Dilworth Paxson, museum trustee, founder of the Germination Project, etc) is launching his annual essay contest for teens in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s upcoming design exhibition, Designs for Different Futures. For details and guidelines go to

There is a $10,000 prize for the winner: a $5,000 scholarship and $5,000 to make an acquisition from the exhibition in consultation with museum curators and staff in the winner’s name.  The winner will be invited to the exhibition opening in October and be formally announced then. 

The contest is open to high school students in grades nine through twelve attending a public, private, parochial, charter or home school located in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware); students must be under the age of twenty.

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