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$500 Prize Offered in Martin Luther King Essay Contest
The contest is open to all students enrolled at the University of Hartford, and the first place prize for the University Division is a $500 gift card. Additional contest categories are open to students at the University Magnet School (fourth and fifth grades) 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 font type Times Roman, font size 12. They will be evaluated according to the following criteria: relevance to the theme, originality, clarity, logic, accuracy, fairness, and informed thoughtfulness and mechanics (sentence structure, grammar, spelling, punctuation, citation). Essays will be 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 18, 2010.
To enter, download, complete and attach the Entry Form to a printed copy of your completed essay and deliver it to Randi Ashton-Pritting, Director, University Libraries, Mortensen Library. You must also submit your essay by e-mail to Pritting@hartford.edu. Both submissions must be made no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2009.
Any questions should be referred to Dr. Jilda Aliotta (768-4218, Aliotta@hartford.edu)