October 15, 2008

Calling Teen Writers - Created Equal Essay Contest

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.

The details:

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 anna.ellis@fauquiercounty.gov

  • 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
Questions? Post them here or call Anna Ellis at (540) 439-9728.

1 comment:

Vineeta Ribeiro said...

It's wonderful to get our teens thinking on this topic. Do you have a list of winners for this contest?

Thank you,