I know there are some fantastic teen writers out there. Here's your chance to show your stuff! Fauquier County Public Library is now accepting submissions for a teen essay contest.
The essay theme, Created Equal celebrates the brave people in the United States and around the world who have taken a stand for equal rights - throughout history and today. This contest highlights the outstanding titles on the We the People Bookshelf, a collection of books awarded to the library as part of a We the People Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more about it here.
Write an essay about an individual who has been a champion for equal rights and democracy. Please give examples of how this person has been an inspiration to you and/or others. Keep in mind that your champion may be someone in the public eye, but could also be a personal friend, neighbor, or teacher.
- this contest is for students in grades 9-12
- essays should be 1000-1250 words, typed and double-spaced
- you MUST include a cover page (with your name, age, grade, school, address, and phone number) so we know how to get in touch with you if you win!
- you may submit your essay to any Fauquier Public Library branch or you may email a Microsoft Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org
- all essays should be dropped off or emailed by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4 (election day)
- the winner will recieve a brand new MP3 player