The winners and their essays, in PDF format:
- First prize: Mario Lopez Silva, a senior at Bulkeley High School. He wrote on the role of diversity in Hartford's history.
- Second prize: Vidalys Traverzo, a junior at the Law and Government Academy at Hartford Public High School. She wrote on the importance of preserving Hartford's parks.
- Third prize: Paul Pino, also junior at the Law and Government Academy at HPHS. He wrote on the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.