Houston deadline extended to Jan. 31


As we head into the final days of essay writing/submission, we have been receiving requests for a little more time for our schools to complete the process.

We know Do the Write Thing falls during a couple of extended school breaks and because of that it can be challenging to get everything done by the deadline.

Therefore, we are extending the essay submission deadline from January 24th to January 31st.  This will allow a little extra time to complete the project while still giving adequate time for all essays to be read for the first round of evaluation.

Some teachers have their students write DtWT essays for extra credit or as a writing assignment rather than participate in the actual Challenge. Just as a reminder, we would like ALL essays, regardless of whether they have the cover sheet/parental consent required for judging and moving on in the Challenge, to be submitted so that all student who participated may receive a Certificate of Recognition for their efforts. 

We appreciate all you do to help the Do the Write Thing Challenge be a success every year!

Please let me know if you have any questions. Text me at 713-447-4942.

Houston essay drop-offs


Dropping off essays?

We aren’t in the office every day, so please give us a heads up at 713-447-4942 and we’ll make sure to be there.

Our offices is located at 1310 Prairie Suite #800 (corner of Prairie and Caroline) in Houston.

San Antonio in DC!


Photos from the San Antonio challenge site group in DC. SEE MORE PHOTOS


Austin DC photos- Recognition Week 2019


Houston/Harris County at National Recognition Week in Washington DC 2019


St. Martha Catholic School’s Ethan Shaw and Deepwater Junior High’s Evelyn Flores along with other Houston and Harris County middle school students had a wonderful trip in Washington DC for the national Do the Write Thing program.

The trip was even featured in the Washington Post.

El Paso recognition ceremony 2019


For the 2018-19 Do the Write Thing Texas Challenge, the El Paso school districts had 44 finalists and two ambassadors. Congratulations to all!

San Antonio in DC 2019


The San Antonio DTWTX essay writers were getting to explore Washington, DC thanks to the Challenge!

The 2019 San Antonio National Ambassadors were seventh grader Gabriel Orgas and eight grader Emma Zepeda both of Garner Middle School.

San Antonio event photos


2019 San Antonio National Ambassadors


Gabriel Orgas
Garner Middle School 7th Grade


Emma Zepeda
Garner Middle School 8 th Grade

Beaumont’s National Finalists


We caught up with some of the Beaumont challenge National Finalists with their parents in teachers in Washington, DC.