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  • Webster University 470 East Lockwood Avenue Webster Groves, MO, 63119 United States (map)

The Alliance Française de St. Louis and the Centre Francophone at Webster University are happy to announce the 2018 High School French Essay Contest for students in the second, third, fourth and fifth years of French. 

This contest is open to all students in the Saint Louis area. Another category will also be open for students with one or both francophone parents, or students who have spent more than six consecutive months in a French speaking country after the age of 6.

Students are given 1 hour and 30 minutes to write on 1 of 3 topics offered at each level. Students are allowed to leave after 1 hour if they are finished, but will be disqualified if they leave before. A jury comprised of  high school  and university  teachers chooses topics appropriate at each level and judges them on: sophistication of style, creativity and/or coverage of the topic, and correctness of expression.

Prizes (books, cash, and certificates) will be conferred during an official ceremony at the Alliance Française: $75 first prize, $50 second prize, and $25 third prize in each category. The results of the contest and information concerning the "Distribution des Prix" will be sent to all teachers one week after the contest.

Last year, 132 students from many high schools, public and private, participated in this great annual event. It is a great opportunity for your students and your school!


Saturday, April 28, 2018


9:00  a.m. : start of registration, café and croissants
9:30 a.m. : Welcome by Dr. Cuillé and prizes raffle
10:00 a.m. : start of French essay contest


Webster University
Browning Hall Auditorium
470 East Lockwood Avenue,St. Louis, Missouri 63119


A blue or black pen. No pencil. A bilingual dictionary.


There is no cost to the student

Please share this information with French teachers in your school or in your district. To register your students, please contact Lionel Cuille at :