SLV Museum 2014 Essay Contest

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SLV Museum’s upcoming exhibit “The Way We Worked”, is a Smithsonian exhibition which have exhibits all over the United States. The exhibit is from March 9 – April 12, 2014. To help get the community involved, our Museum is also having an essay contest. 5th through 8th graders are asked to identify someone who has worked in the San Lorenzo Valley, meet them, interview them about their work experience in the valley, and write an essay about it. They recommend that a parent, guardian, or teacher accompany the student during the interview. The closing date for entries is April 17, 2014.

Eligibility:
All 5th through 8th grade students of public, private, or charter schools in the Valley, and students who are home schooled. Work should be original and not taken from published or copyrighted materials.

Students:
To enter, print your full name, address, phone number, school name, grade, and your teacher’s name at the top of the first page on the left hand side. There are no length requirements; however your goal should be a minimum of 300 words or one full page. Entries may by typed or hand written. Entries may include supplemental material such as copies of photographs or documents. Entries may be in English or Spanish. Entries will be judged by a panel selected by the Museum.

Student Awards:
There will be two cash awards per grade, Best in Grade $50 and Runner-Up $25.

Teachers:
You may collect your students’ essays and submit them in a batch to the Museum. The closing date for entries is April 26, 2013. The combined entries of each class that submits five entries or greater will also be judged, and the teacher of the class considered to have the highest quality submissions will receive a $50 stipend. Batched entries should be placed in an envelope and marked “2014 Essay Competition.”

Award Celebration:
Winning and participating students, and their teachers, will be recognized at an open celebration in May 2014.

Contact Information:
Office is open Wed-Friday 11am-5pm. Call (831) 338-8382, or email slvhm@cruzio.com for more information.

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