Deadline: Armenian Genocide Commemoration Essay Contest for High School and College Students

Posted by Justin Reich on April 5, 2013

Co-Sponsored by The Knights & Daughters of Vartan and
Facing History and Ourselves

WHAT
High School and College students are invited to participate in an essay contest to actively support the 98th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide that will be held in Times Square on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2-4 pm. Co-sponsors of the contest include the Knights & Daughters of Vartan, http://www.kofv.org , an international Armenian fraternal organization with headquarters in the U.S. and Facing History and Ourselves,http://www.facinghistory.org, an international educational and professional development organization.

One winner and two runner-ups will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges. First place winner will receive $300, second place runner-up will receive $200 and third place runner-up will receive $100. The winners will also be recognized at the Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Times Square on Sunday, April 21, 2013 and depending on time constraints, may read their essays.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, March 29, 2013

QUESTION TO ADDRESS IN ESSAY: Why is it important for schools nationwide to include the Armenian Genocide in the core curriculum?

(800 words maximum, double-spaced 12 point Arial type: Please include student’s full name, age, teacher’s full name and subject area, name of high school or college, year in school, hometown/state, phone #, and email address at the top of each page of the essay.)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
The three winners will be contacted directly and announced to the mainstream and Armenian media the week of Monday, April 8.

PLEASE SUBMIT ESSAYS VIA EMAIL BY FRIDAY, March 29, 2013 TO:
Taleen via email at april24nyc@gmail.com

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