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$500 Prize Offered in Martin Luther King Essay Contest
University students are invited and encouraged to enter an essay contest offered by the University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Planning Committee.
This year’s essay topic is: “The Right to Dream: Building on the dream, acting with purpose.” Students are asked to write about why it is important to keep King’s dream alive and to never forget the civil rights and the economic justice movements that he led.
The contest is open to all students enrolled at the University of Hartford. The first-place prize is a $500 scholarship. Additional contest categories are open to the students at the University of Hartford Magnet School (fifth grade) and the University High School of Science and Engineering.
Submissions should be no more than 750 words in length and must be typewritten, double spaced, using type Times Roman, font size 12. They will be evaluated according to the following criteria: relevance to the theme, originality, clarity, logic, accuracy, fairness, informed thoughtfulness and mechanics (sentence structure, grammar, spelling, punctuation, citation). Essays will by evaluated by a committee of faculty from the University.
The winning essay from each category will be published in the program for the University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration event held each year in Lincoln Theater to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Winners will be invited to the event, which will be held on January 21, 2013.
Download the entry form as a PDF.
Download the entry form as a Word document.
To enter, attach the entry form and the completed essay to an email and send electronically to MLKessay@hartford.edu. Submissions are due by midnight November 2, 2012.
Any questions should be referred to Dr. Randi Ashton-Pritting at 860.768.4268 or Pritting@hartford.edu.