The Africana Studies Program at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is sponsoring an essay contest in celebration of Black History Month and in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Black liberation leader Malcolm X. The theme of the contest is, “A Man Called X: Understanding the Life and Legacy of Malcolm X.” The contest is open to high school and undergraduate students and will offer cash prized totally $1000.00. The contest is being funded with a generous contribution from: The Dr. Penelope Dugan Young Scholars Fund. See attached flyer below.
The contest is being held to help raise the awareness of today’s youth about historic leaders in the modern-day civil rights and Black liberation movements, and to encourage students to participate in the month-long read-in/teach-in on Malcolm X. Contest winners will be announced at the culminating event on Thursday, February 26th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd Atlantic City, New Jersey.
There will be two separate competitions; one for high school students and the other for undergraduate students. The contest is open to all high school students (grades 10 -12) in Atlantic City. All registered undergraduate students at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey are eligible to apply.
A $200.00 cash prize will be awarded to first place essays for grades 10, 11 and 12; a $250.00 first prize and $150.00 second prize will be awarded to the winning undergraduate essays. All essays must address the theme of the contest. All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, 1 inch margins, 10-12 font, and should be no more than 800 words (approximately 3- pages) for high school students and 1200 words (approximately 5 pages) for undergraduates. All entries must be submitted to:firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than 2/22/15 @ 11:59 p.m. Entries must include the student’s name, address, email address, phone number, grade level and institution on a separate sheet. Essays must be original; reference work where necessary.