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NFMC & FFMC Essay Contest

2023 Theme: Music... is a Worldwide Adventure

Essay Contest Chair:

Amy Duncan


Entry Forms:



Application Deadline:

December 15, 2022 for FFMC

January 10, 2023 for NFMC


Grades 9-12

First Place: $150.00

Second Place: $100.00


Grades 7-8 

First Place: $150.00

Second Place: $100.00

FFMC Rules

1. Theme of 2023 Essay: Music...  is a Worldwide Adventure

2. Essay MUST be typed and no longer than 500 words. Essay is judged on content, neatness and legibility. The current year’s theme and entrant’s name must be typed at the top of the first page.  (Include the teacher’s email address and telephone number.)

3. Entry fee of $5.00 is nonrefundable. Make check payable to FFMC, Inc. Cancelled check will serve as confirmation of receipt of your FFMC Essay application.

4. Contest is open to students in Grades 7-12. To enter the FFMC competition, Junior membership in FFMC is required.  Ask teacher for name of Junior Club.  If needed, include additional $13 for dues.

5. The Essay becomes the property of the sponsoring group for publication of the entire essay or parts of it and will not be returned. (Please keep a copy for your records.)

6. The decision of the judges will be final and accepted by all.

7. For FFMC: Mail your essay along with $5 entry fee and the signed state entry form by December 15, 2022 to


Amy Duncan, FFMC Essay Chair
16559 Arrowhead Trail
Clermont, FL 34711

NOTE:  Membership is NOT required for the NFMC competition. See below.

NFMC Rules

Membership not required.

NFMC: Upload all entry materials with photo by January 10, 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 Winners!

9-12 Grade

1st Place

2nd Place

1st Place

2nd Place





7-8 Grade


Winter Garden


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