 Friday, February 3, 2012 at 05:00 PM  Early submissions are welcome!

Contest Guidelines and Regulations
 Contest participation is free of charge.
 All entries must be written in English and edited by the named participant, without assistance
from others.
 Submissions must be original essays, 300-500 words. Essays must be typed, double spaced,
Times New Roman- 12 point font. Plagiarized essays will be disqualified.
 Points will be awarded for originality, clarity, appropriate language use, effectiveness of argument
and relevance to the topic.
 The decisions of the judges are final.
 By participating in this contest, the winner grants the Embassy permission to use, copy, or quote
from his/her essay in promotion materials related to Black History Month.
 Only currently enrolled high school and university students are eligible. You must be a citizen of
 The first place winner’s essay will be published in the Embassy La Palabre newsletter and
Facebook page.
 Winners will be notified via email by Wednesday, February 15, 2012
 Please submit essays at [email protected]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *