WICHITA-SEDGWICK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2016 ESSAY CONTEST

Theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in Local History

Sponsored by the DeVore Family Foundation.

One winner will be selected from each of the following grade levels:

  • Grades 6 – 8:  First Place $250
  • Grades 9 – 12:  First Place $250

Contest Rules:

  • All Sedgwick County students in grades 6 – 12 in a public, private, or parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible.
  • The topic must be related to Wichita and/or Sedgwick County history.
  • The entire essay must be the student’s original work.  Any essay with information copied directly from sources without use of quotation marks and cited resource will be disqualified.
  • The essay should be 1,000 – 1,500 words in length.
  • All words count with the exception of the title page and bibliography.
  • Any essay with information copied directly from sources without use of quotation marks and cited resource will be disqualified.

Form:

  • The essay is to be handwritten in ink, typed, or prepared on a computer word processor, using black type in a non-script font no smaller than 12 point or larger than 14 point.
  • Please include a Title Page with the following information:
  1. Title of the essay
  2. Contestant’s full name and age
  3. Contestant’s complete mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if available)
  4. Name of contestant’s school with grade level indicated
  • Essays must have a Bibliography listing all references utilized.  Internet resources, if used, should be cited in similar format, along with the web address used to access the document online.

Submissions:

  • Essays are due by April 15, 2016
  • Entries may be dropped off at the museum’s front desk during business hours, emailed to wschm@wichitahistory.org or sent to the museum’s mailing address:
                                                     Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
                                                       Attention: Essay Contest
                                                      204 South Main
                                                     Wichita, Kansas 67202
 
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