This year's Nueces County Junior Livestock Show Essay Contest is now underway and applications for entry are being accepted. Interested parties must be local high school juniors and seniors participating in this year's livestock show.

The deadline for entry in the contest is on Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. Entries must be between 600 and 800 words in length, and focus on the impact that raising livestock, and/or participating in the livestock show, has had on the student's life.

A $1,500 scholarship, sponsored by Mike Shaw Toyota and The Nueces County Record Star, will be given to the entrant who best explains the significance and value of working with livestock.

The winner will also be interviewed and photographed to be featured in the Nueces County Junior Livestock section of the newspaper in the beginning of January 2016. 

Entries may be emailed to or mail entries to Essay Contest, 405 E. Main, Alice, Texas, 78332. For more information on the essay contest, contact the Alice Newspapers at 361-664-6588.