Saturday, October 12, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE — The Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring two national essay contests for students with cash prizes.
It is open to all Gwinnett County students: public, private, parochial school or home-schooled.
There are two different essays: the American History Essay Contest for grades fifth through eighth and the Christopher Columus Essay contest for grades ninth to 12th.
The American History essay is titled “The Lives of Children during the American Revolution.” Writers need to pretend to be a boy or girl during the colonial fight for freedom and use historical facts to discuss how the war affects life. Writers may portray either an historical child or a fictional child living during that time.
This winner receives a check for $100, a bronze medal and a Philadelphia Winn DAR Chapter Winner Certificate. All other entrants will receive a certificate of participation.
For the high schoolers, the essay is titled “How Do Americans View Christopher Columbus and George Washington Today?” Writers should discuss the similarities and differences between the ways in which Columbus and Washington dealt with and overcame their challenges and adversities. A question to be considered is: “What can Americans apply in their own lives from the experiences of these men?”
This winner will receive a check for $200 and a Philadelphia Winn DAR Chapter Winner Certificate. All other entrants will receive a certificate of participation.
The winners are automatically entered into the Georgia State Level contests, followed by Division Levels and National Levels. Additional prizes are awarded at state, division and national levels.
The deadline for essays is Nov. 30. All essays must comply with specific requirements or it won’t be accepted. For more information concerning reading resources, title page, essay form and guidelines, bibliography and submission rules, email firstname.lastname@example.org and type “PWDAR Essay Contest” in the subject line.