Monday, January 26, 2009

Student Essay Contest: A Teacher To Remember

The Washington Education Association is sponsoring an essay contest on "A Teacher To Remember". Here's the entry form. From the website:

Washington state public school students in grades 3-12 are eligible to enter. Students may write about a special teacher who positively influenced them. One grand prize winner will be selected from each of the combined grade-level categories (3-5, 6-8, 9-12). There is a category for ESL/ELL students, and a category for multimedia entries.

Here are the categories:
Grades 3-5 -- Essays should be no more than 300 words
Grades 6-8 -- Essays should be no more than 500 words
Grades 9-12 -- Essays should be no more than 600 words
ESL/ELL students (all grades) -- Essays should be no more than 500 words
Multimedia (all grades) -- Presentation should be no more than two minutes

Essays should be neatly printed or typed. Multimedia entries should contain audio-visual artistic elements, (not just a talking head), and be viewable on common Microsoft applications or on a TV. All entries must be accompanied by an entry form.

Essays may be e-mailed to TeachertoRemember@washingtonnea.org. Entries must be postmarked by March 5, 2009, but need not use next-day delivery methods. The WEA address is on the entry form. Entries also can be hand-delivered to the WEA office in Federal Way by 4:30 p.m. on March 5, 2009.

Grand Prize winners will each receive a $150 gift certificate to Amazon.com
and a pizza party for his/her class, and the honored teachers will each receive a beautiful engraved gift. The winners will be notified of the judges’ decisions in May and will be honored in their schools. Honorable Mention winners will receive a $25 gift certificate. WEA reserves the right to limit awards due to quality and quantity of entries.

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