Bienville Parish 4-H is holding their 2nd Annual Black History Month Essay Contest. They are already accepting submissions and will do so until next Tuesday, February 21.
The contest is open to all Bienville Parish students in grades 4-12.
The divisions are as follows: Division I (4-6 grades), Division II (7-9 grades), and Division III (10-12 grades). Each division will be awarded a first place prize of $100, second place prize of $50 and a third place prize of $25.
Criteria for the essay include:
A cover sheet with essay title, author’s name, mailing address, phone number, email, grade and school affiliation.
The essay should be typed with a 12-pt font, double-spaced, standard margins and consist of 500-1,500+ words.
Students should answer the prompt question, “Who is a person of color you greatly admire? How has this person’s example benefited you?” Students can be acquainted with or related to their subject of choice. The person they choose to discuss can be living or deceased.
The essays should include community services the child has participated in and examples of how those services have made a difference in their lives. Personal reflection and experiences are valid for this essay contest and may be in narrative form if the student chooses.
Entries should be submitted to the child’s home school. The deadline is February 21. Winners will be announced by Friday, February 24.
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