YOUNG NATIVE WRITERS ESSAY CONTEST - Deadline April 30, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
By Julie Saylor
YOUNG NATIVE WRITERS ESSAY CONTEST
DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2012
The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation welcomes entries for the Young Native Writer Essay Contest, which it organizes each year in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
Winners will receive college scholarships and an opportunity to participate in a Scholars Week in Washington, D.C.
The contest is for high school students who should write an essay of no more than 1,200 words that addresses the following: "Describe a crucial issue confronting your tribal community today. Explain how you hope to help your tribal community respond to this challenge and improve its future."
Five first-place winners will each receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., the week of July 8-14, 2012, to visit the National Museum of the American Indian and other prominent sites. They will be accompanied by the teachers who inspired their entries into the contest. The winners also will receive a special award for display at home or school, and they will receive a scholarship of $2,500 each to be paid directly to the college or university of their choice.
Main contest site: www.nativewriters.hklaw.com
Rules, eligibility and other information: www.nativewriters.hklaw.com/2012/index.asp
Writing Tips: www.nativewriters.hklaw.com/2012/tips.asp