Disney Dreamers Academy - Essay Contest (Expired)

If You're in High School, You Could Win 1 of 100 Free Disney Vacations

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Note: This sweepstakes has expired, but you can find many sweepstakes with similar prizes on the US Vacation Sweepstakes List.


Disney is looking for high school students with exemplary character. If you think you fit the bill, enter Disney Dreamers Academy's Essay Contest for your chance to be one of 100 people enrolled in grades 9 - 12 to win a free Disney vacation worth $3,500. This sweepstakes has expired.

Sweepstakes Links:

  • Sweepstakes Entry Form: https://www.disneydreamersacademy.com/be-a-dreamer/apply/
  • Sweepstakes Rules: https://cdn1.parksmedia.wdprapps.disney.com/media/dda/be-a-dreamer/apply/Disney-Dreamers-Academy-2019-Official-Rules.pdf
  • Sweepstakes Homepage: https://www.disneydreamersacademy.com/


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Contiguous US (-HI, AK), 13 - 19 and enrolled in 9th - 12th grade

Start Date:

March 21, 2019

End Date:

December 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Entry Frequency:

One time per person

Sweepstakes Prizes:

Grand Prizes (100): A four-night trip for two to Walt Disney World including airfare, hotel, ground transportation, some meals, admission to Academy events, and more. (ARV: $3,500)

Additional Comments:

To enter, you must write three separate essays answering three questions and three answers to rapid-fire questions.

In the first round of judging, 350 finalists will be chosen on the basis of character of entrant (40%), attitude of entrant (40%), sincerity of essays (10%), and best fit for the academy (10%).

In the second round of judging, judges will use the same criteria to pick 10 winners.