April 7 – May 18, 2013
This year’s contest is open to any student in grades 6th –
12th in the greater Lansing area’s public, private, charter,
parochial, or home school.
essay will be selected for 1st
at each category level.
1st Place - $50 2nd Place - $30
II: 1st Place - $100 2nd Place-
Mention: For either category-$25
A certificate of participation will be given to all students who
enter and meet the contest criteria. Winners will be notified
in writing and via phone. Winning essays will be published in
the ’20th Anniversary Juneteenth Souvenir Book’.
- 6th,7th, 8th
Grades (250 – 350 words)
Topic: What is
Juneteenth? What family member did you ask about Juneteenth and
how was the holiday explained?
9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades (400 – 500 words)
Topic: What is
Juneteenth and why do we celebrate this event? Reflect on why is
it important that people in America and other countries continue
to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of their freedoms not
only on Juneteenth Day but every day.
contestants must complete and submit the ‘Student Information Form’
with their entry.
Format must meet the following requirements:
in 12 pt. or 14 pt. Times New Roman or Arial (font).
spaced with a bibliography listing all references used.
must have a title and stay on the topic. They will be judged on the correct
use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and originality. Maps, drawings,
pictures, and graphics should not be included.
count cannot be less than or exceed category range.
student who has previously won an Award is ineligible for entry into this
year’s contest unless they have moved from Category I to Category II.
Essays must be taken to the Capital Area District Library – Main Library
in Downtown Lansing or any CADL branch location April 7 – May 18,
2013. Entries received after May 18, 2013 will not be eligible
and will not be returned.
Contest Award Program: June 8, 2013 - CADL- Downtown Lansing.
Mrs. Lee Taylor,
Ms. Jill McKinney,
Mr. Milton Alston.
entries become the property of the Lansing Juneteenth Committee and will
not be returned.