The 2013 York County student essay contest will be open until Feb. 15, with 28 cash prizes totaling $6,000. This contest is supported by the County of York and is being sponsored by Memorial Health Systems Foundation.

The first-place winner will receive $2,000, second-place winner $1,000 and third-place winner $500. Twenty-five winners will receive $100 each.

The contest will be opened to students in grades 11 and 12. The contest will grant cash prizes at a springtime ceremony. Contest regulations and application can be downloaded from the York County Communities That Cares website