Money for textbooks prize
in Catholic essay contest
Attention Catholic school students! How much do you know about history? The more you know, the better the chances you will have of winning an essay contest sponsored by the Catholic Textbook Project.
The top prizes are gift certificates valued at $400, which must be used to buy textbooks. The contest, which began Sept. 13, will run to the submission deadline of Dec. 16.
The contest is open to Catholic school students from grades 5 through 12 who are homeschooled or enrolled in parochial and private schools. Students will be competing in eight different divisions.
Essay topics for grade school children includ profiles of Catholic historical figures before 1900, an important historical event and how the Catholic Church was involved in the event. Meanwhile essay topics for high school students include the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and its impact on religion in that country and what the terms "liberty" and "happiness" in the Declaration of Independence meant to the founding fathers of the U.S.
Students are instructed to use their own words and credit their sources by using footnotes or endnotes. They are warned not to make Wikipedia the primary source of their work, although they can use the resource to familiarize themselves with the topic.
Winners will be announced during Catholic Schools Week in January 2017.
All essays, whether they are sent via postal mail or email must be postmarked or received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, Dec. 16. For more information contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.catholictextbookproject.com/essay-contest.
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