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The Ty Howard Essay Writing Contest


Ty Howard & InspiraGen Institute, LLC
PRESENT

The Ty Howard Year 2014

Middle & High School
Black History Essay Writing Contest


Contest Official Post Date:

There will not be a Black History Essay Writing Content for Year 2014. Ty Howard will resume his Black History Essay Writing Contest in Year 2015. Ty strongly apologizes for any disappointment or inconvenience this decision may cause.


The Winners of the Ty Howard Year 2012 Black History Essay Writing Contest

High School Level

Grand Prize Winner - Maria Cristina Chicuen, 11th Grade,
                                            Felix Varela Senior High School, Miami, FL

Patricia Benitez, 9th Grade, Felix Varela Senior High School, Miami, FL – (Second Place)

London Taylor, 10th Grade, Architecture Design and Engineering Preparatory High School,
                                  New Orleans, LA – (Third Place)

Cathy Hsu, 9th Grade, Santa Catalina School, Monterey, CA – (Third Place)


THE CONTEST
Students from the 6th, 7th and 8th grades (Middle School Level), and 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades (High School Level) who attend public or private school within the United States of America, can enter this essay contest by writing an essay that starts from and explains the significance of what their selected quotation (listed below) communicates / means to them.

Select ONE of the following seven quotations below to start and write your essay:

1) "I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history."
          ~ Morgan Freeman

2) "I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me." ~ Muhammad Ali

3) "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear." ~ Rosa Parks

4) "Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet." ~ Sadie Delany

5) "The whole world opened to me when I learned to read." ~ Mary McLeod Bethune

6) "No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you." ~ Althea Gibson

7) "The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now." ~ Bill Cosby


GUIDELINES
1. All writers must be students in 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

2. All entries become the property of InspiraGen Institute, LLC and entries will not be returned.

3. One entry per student.

4. Each entry must be between 1000-2500 words (2-5 pages), typed or print handwritten (preferably typed), double-spaced and submitted on 8 1/2" x 11" white paper. No cursive writing will be accepted.

5. Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification.

6. Essay must be solely based on the ONE selected quotation, not a combination of two or more.

7. Attached to each entry must be a completed contest entry form including the student’s name, student’s grade, teacher, guidance counselor, school name, school’s address, student’s address and a parent/guardian name, email address and telephone number.

8. Qualifying entries must reflect the contest theme.

9. A completed parental waiver form must accompany each essay. The Parental Waiver Form and Contest Entry Form can be obtained by clicking on the red pdf file link below.

Download Student Essay Rules, Contest Entry Form and Parental Waiver (.pdf)


10. ALL essay entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
• Theme Identified
• Strong Introduction and Connection to Selected Quotation
• A Little History on the Author of the Selected Quotation
• Personal Life Experience(s) Tied-In
• Evidence for Persuasion
• Clarity
• Accuracy of Their Observations and Support Resources
• Strong Conclusion
• Creativity of Assignment
• Flow of Writing
• Grammar Usage
• Free of any Grammatical, Spelling, or Punctuation Errors


11. Decisions of the judges are final.


*** While editorial suggestions from teachers, parents and other supportive adults are encouraged, the essay must reflect the student's own thoughts and work. All essays become the property of the contest committee and will not be returned.


THEME
The Entrants Selected Quotation from the List Above

JUDGING
A panel of professionals will choose the winners.

Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of the selected quotation.

Essay submissions are evaluated in a fair and unbiased multi-round judging process. To ensure the anonymity of our participants, cover sheets and identifying information are removed after the first round. Winners’ names remain unknown to judges until after the essays have been ranked and the contest results finalized. InspiraGen Institute, LLC checks essays with iThenticate Plagiarism Detection Software.




PRIZES
Each school level (Middle School and High School) will be awarded the following prizes:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner receiving $200

One (1) 2nd Place Winners receiving $100

Three (3) 3rd Place Winners receiving $50


*** Monetary Prizes will be Paid By: Friday, March 23, 2012




THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER'S BONUS PRIZE
The Grand Prize Winners School’s on both the middle school and high school level will receive a donated (complimentary, non-fee) Ty Howard Motivational Full-School Assembly Program delivered to their students. Each school will have from April 16, 2012 to November 16, 2012 to bring Mr. Ty Howard in to deliver his trademarked and award-winning "You Were Born to Be G.R.R.R.R.E.A.T.!!!!TM" presentation.

If the Grand Prize Contest Winner's school is located outside of a 100 mile driving radius, the Grand Prize Contest Winner's School will be required to pre- arrange and pay Mr. Ty Howard's travel and hotel stay expenses only.




CONTEST WINNERS
ALL Contest Winners will be recognized through their school’s guidance counselor or teacher point of contact on Thursday, February 16, 2012.


CONTEST SCHEDULE
Official Contest Post Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

All entries must be mailed and postmarked by Thursday, January 19, 2012.


Mail ALL Essay Entries to:
Ty Howard & InspiraGen Institute, LLC
Attn: Ty's Black History Essay Contest
6400 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 134
Baltimore, Maryland 21228


*** While editorial suggestions from teachers, parents and other supportive adults are encouraged, the essay must reflect the student's own thoughts and work. All essays become the property of the contest committee and will not be returned.

• All dates are subject to change at the discretion of Ty Howard and InspiraGen Institute, LLC.


Contact InspiraGen Institute, LLC’s Office at (443) 982-7582 with any questions.


The Past Winners of The Ty Howard Black History Essay Contest   


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Inspiragen Institute, LLC
6400 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 134
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
Phone: (443) 982-7582
Email: infoATdynamicyouthspeaker.com

 

 

 



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