Show your school spirit with an essay describing “Why My School is The Best in Texas”.

One winner will be selected in each of the following categories:

Elementary School – $50 Prize
Middle School – $75 Prize
High School – $100 Prize

In addition to monetary prizes, winners’ essays will be displayed in the mall, published on, and in The Baytown Sun on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Contest Rules:
Your entry must be received by Tuesday, August 15, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. to qualify. Winners will be announced on Monday, August 21, 2017. Students must be enrolled and attend a Texas elementary, middle or high school. Essays should be a minimum of 100 words and maximum of 1000 words and must include your name, grade level, and your school name. The essay entries will be judged on creativity, content, and grade appropriate grammar and spelling. A photo may also be submitted with each essay. Judges decisions are final. Prizes will be JCPenney, Macy’s or Sears gift cards, Apply online via, or bring or mail your entry to the mall office: Attn: School Essay Contest, San Jacinto Mall, 1496 San Jacinto Mall, Baytown, TX 77521.