Friday, November 18, 2011

Student essay contest about democracy

The DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative is sponsoring an essay contest, encouraging students in grades 5-12 to write about the topic, "As a citizen of DC, what does democracy mean to me?"

The contest is open to students in public and public charter schools.   The top ten contestants in each grade grouping will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in April 2012.   Winners from each grade grouping will be awarded $1,000 and have the opportunity to read their essay aloud at a library, as well as win a new book for their schools and professional development opportunities for their teachers.

The submission deadline is February 29, 2012.