Gaelic Park sponsors an annual essay contest which is open to all good standing students in 6th grade through high school. Each year in January, a topic is selected. The requirement for grades 6 through 8 is a maximum of two typed pages (8 1/2 x 11) with awards of $700, $500 and $200. High school students are required to submit an essay with a maximum of four typed pages (8 1/2 x 11) with prizes awarded of $700, $500 and $200. Essays are evaluated by an independent academic committee. Applications are available in early January.