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ESSAY CONTEST

2021 ESSAY CONTEST RULES

Theme:

“How have sports been influenced within your community?"

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

1. Essay must contain between 500 and 800 words.

2. Name of contestant MUST NOT be written on the essay but must be

written on a separate sheet and clipped, not stapled, to the essay.

3. On a separate sheet, contestants should follow this format:

Name:___________________________________

Address:__________________________________

Grade:___________________________________

Phone:___________________________________

Parent’s Name:_____________________________

School Name:______________________________

Teacher:__________________________________

Number of Words ___________________________

Fair Represented:____________________________

  4. Essay must be handwritten or typed.

  5. Spelling, grammar, phraseology, general interest, continuity and adherence

    to the theme will be determining factors for selecting the winning essay.

  6. The categories: A.- Grades 6-8

                                  B.- Grades 9-12

  7. Information used from sources should be acknowledged in a bibliography.

  8. Pictures or diagrams can be included within context of essay or in an appropriate appendix.

  9. Essays must be in the Central Office by noon September 15, 2021.

                   The address is: Beauregard Fair Office 

                                               202 West Third Street 

                                               DeRidder, LA 70634

  10. Criteria for judging:

                Content (Adherent to Theme)......................................40%

                Grammar (Punctuation, Capitalization)........................25%

                Continuity (Introduction, Body, Sentence 

                structure, and Conclusion)................20%

                Spelling .......................................................................15%

  11. Essay Prizes: 

                         (Parish Level)                                          (State Level)

                            1st $25.00                                               1st $150.00

                            2nd $15.00                                             2nd $100.00

                           3rd $10.00                                              3rd $50.00

       Winners will be awarded prizes Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the pavilion.

       Teachers of first place winners at parish level will be awarded $50.00.

  12. All essays that go to state become the property of LAFF. The first place winner will be published in a collection by

        groups.

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