National Russian Essay Contest (NREC)
40th Annual National Russian Essay Contest (NREC)
Established forty years ago, the ACTR National Russian Essay Contest (NREC) provides high school and middle school students the opportunity to demonstrate their writing proficiency in Russian. Students write essays in Russian on a topic announced at the beginning of a two-hour period during the week before Thanksgiving.
The 2021 National Russian Essay Contest was held during the week of November 15-19, 2021. Judging for the first round of results has been completed, and the second round results are currently being judged in Moscow.
Certificates and medals for the first and second rounds have been packaged and should arrive by April 10. Thank you for your patience.
Finally, the ACTR newsletter hopes to publish a feature on how teachers recruit students for their Russian classes. If you have an example of what you do to encourage enrollment, including if you use the National Russian Essay Contest, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name and location of your school. We need your responses by April 15.
Health and best regards,
John R. Rook
Teachers with questions about the essay contest should contact one of the Contest chairs: