All high school and college students in the Kansas City Metro area are invited to participate in the KCKCC WYCO Ethnic Festival Essay Contest.
- 1st Prize: 6 credit hours scholarship at KCKCC - valued at over $400
- 2nd Prize: 3 credit hours scholarship at KCKCC - valued at over $200
Several honorary mentions and certificates will be presented for runner ups.
Winning essay winners will be announced at this year's WYCO Ethnic Festival at the KCKCC Field House. The essays will also be published in the fall edition of the e-Journal which is scheduled for publication in October.
Essay Theme: Ethnic Diversity in Wyandotte County
- Students are free to write on any ethnicity: history, culture, and contributions to the larger society.
- Students are free to write on any ethnic group.
- The essay should include history, culture, and contributions to the larger society by the ethnic group.
- How has the ethnic group contributed and affected the Wyandotte County community?
Deadline for Submission and Guidelines:
- Submitted essays should include the following: title, abstract, author’s brief bio-sketch.
- Attachment should be in Microsoft Word, font face Arial, font size 12, fully justified.
- Essays should be double-spaced and the student's name and page number on each page.
- An abstract of 100-150 words should accompany all submissions.
- Content: not more than 1,000 words.
- Language richness, grammar, methodology, will be rewarded.
- Contributors are free to use the MLA, APA, or the Chicago Manual of Styles.
- On the front page of the essay, include your full name, age, current school or college you are attending, and address and phone number.
- Materials should be submitted by e-mail to all of the following names: Dr. Curtis Smith, Elisabeth Kasckow, Professor Ewa Unoke, Dagney Velazquez, and Bettse Folsom between now and March 31.
- Write in clear, grammatically correct sentences, with few to no errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation.
- Demonstrate control by writing sentences which are clear, unambiguous, and coherent.
- Write in a suitable pattern, organized to bring to expression a central idea or thesis.
- Writing is writing that privileges good evidence and the rules of logic, is transparent, and does not deceive, misrepresent, or omit relevant facts.
- Writing calls more attention to the message than to the writing itself, is comprehensive in scope, and fair and respectful toward opposing views.
- Writing calls for ethical or at least principled action and acknowledges all sources whose ideas or language has been incorporated into a written work.
Decision of editorial committee will be final. Winners will be announced during the 2013 WYCO Ethnic Festival event ceremonies in April.
Any questions regarding this material, contact Dr. Curtis Smith.
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