This year’s essay contents topic was Jane Austen in the Arts
As the JASNA website stated:
“Jane Austen played the piano, embroidered, and attended art exhibits and the theater. The arts also played a role in her novels. In your essay, discuss how Austen uses the arts – whether to reveal character, address social standing, advance the plot, or otherwise make a point.”
You can find the list of winners and their essays here – 2021 Essay Contest Winning Entries.
You can find the list of runners up, including a NJ High School student, here – 2021 Honorable Mention Essays