As part of its upcoming Fall 2010 conference - You Have Family; You Have History - on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in Peoria, IL, the Illinois State Genealogical Society is holding an Essay Contest open to all Illinois students ages 12-15.
The essay format:
- narrative; 2-page maximum; no cover page or back matter
- send the entry form (in the attached link) with the essay; do not put entrant's name on the essay
- word-processed final draft on standard, white print paper
- 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double-spaced
- entries must be postmarked no later than September 20, 2010
- no e-mail entries accepted
- choose one of the following topics:
- The Story of My Family Connection to (Historical Event)
- Why My Family Settled in (Geographic Area)
- The Immigration Story of My (Ancestor)
- First prize, $50
- Honorable mentions (two), $25 each
If you teach in an Illinois school or are otherwise involved in school-related activities, please pass this information on and also print the entry form and post at your school, library or church.
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