Owen Sound Emancipation Festival
Black History Essay Contest
October 15th to December 15th, 2014
The following represents the 3 categories
Grades 5 & 6 … maximum 600 words … prize values $75 & $50
Grades 7 & 8 … maximum 800 words … prize values $75 & $50
Grades 9 through 12 … maximum 1200 words … prize values $150 & $100
Contest begins Oct. 15th, 2014 and closes Dec. 15th, 2014 with awards announced in Jan. 2015. The publication of 1st prize winners will occur in February 2015 which is “Black History Month”
CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST RULES
*Submission Deadline is December 15th, 2014
*Contest is open to grade 5-12 students in all Grey & Bruce schools or home study programs.
*Electronic submission at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org is encouraged or by post mail to - Blaine Courtney, RR#3 Fire# 217856, Owen Sound ON N4K 5N5
*Submission must be written in Times New Roman 12 font and double spaced.
*All submissions must include the writer’s full name, address, telephone #, name of school and grade
*The O.S.E.F. reserves the rights to reproduce and publish submissions as long as the authors are credited. Essay layout may be altered to accommodate publication.
*All submissions must be the author’s own, non-fictional work and be previously unpublished.
*Visit www.emancipation.ca for links to helpful reference sites and other resource options.
FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT BLAINE COURTNEY (FESTIVAL CHAIRMAN) AT 519-376-9684 OR SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS VIA EMAIL TO email@example.com GROUP DISCUSSIONS REGARDING THE FESTIVAL AND LOCAL BLACK HISTORY MAY ALSO BE ARRANGED
ON BEHALF OF THE O.S.E.F.