There will be three (3) winners from each of the following categories: High School (9-12), Middle School (6-8), and Elementary (K-5). First place essays will receive an IPad 2 16GB. Second place essays will receive an IPad Mini 16 GB. Third place essays will receive a $100.00 gift card.
The City of Jacksonville will have a non-exclusive, transferable license to use and publish the essay. The City will also have the right to identify the student author by name and photo in any press release or any publication of the essay.
The Mayor Alvin Brown Essay Contest will have the following judging criteria:
-Essay Title: Education is …
-The theme seeks to “explain what education means to you or tell us in your own words what you believe education is and how it will help you reach your dreams and goals.”
-Title page must include: essay title, student’s name, grade, school, and the name of the contact teacher
-Essay is to be 4-5 pages in length, double-spaced, Arial 12 point font, 1,000 – 1,500 words (High School and Middle School), Elementary School essays are to be 1-2 pages in length and 250-500 words
-Essay contest begins September 20 and ends midnight, October 12, 2013
Please see attached flyer for details.