A new company, ‘Sedentary Industries LLC’, is setting up their new headquarters in your town.  They do not like any type of physical activity or fitness.  Even worse they want to CANCEL physical education for high school students.


In less than 750 words, you have to convince ‘Sedentary Industries’ that physical education is important to you. Why does physical activity and fitness matter to you?

You can use any style of writing that you believe will change their minds about Physical Education and Fitness!

Do you have a personal experience that you think would convince them that PE is important? Or do you think research and data would help persuade them? It is entirely up to you on how you approach your argument.


Submit your essay to PLT4M and enter to win!
 Finalists will have the opportunity to be featured on PLT4M’s Website. The overall winner receives $250, PLT4M Gear, and will be featured on the PLT4M Blog.
All submissions are due by October 31st and can be entered below.
Eligibility and Requirements: 
  • The contest deadline is October 31st, 2019
  • Essays can be no more than 750 words. There is no minimum word requirement. You can be convincing in a few paragraphs or 749 words! Essays over 750 words will not be considered. 
  • Essays must be the original work of the student
  • All students in grades 9-12 are eligble to participate (Must 13 Years or Older)
Judging and Evaluation: 
  • Essays will be reviewed and voted on by a panel of PLT4M Team Members and Physical Education Teachers.
Criteria For Judging: 
  • Essay’s ability to present a compelling argument 
  • Essay’s effectiveness in expressing an original point-of-view
  • Essay has literary style, as well as appropriate grammar and spelling


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  • By entering this Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.
  • Contest finalists and winner will be featured on PLT4M’s website. The decisions of PLT4M with respect to the selection of the winners, and in regard to all matter relating to this Contest, shall be final and binding.
  • Winners will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release.
  • In order for winner to accept prize, PLT4M requires the authorization of the parent or guardian.
  • Please feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions.