In celebration of the 2013 Centennial of the founding of the Monticello Association,
Steve and Elizabeth Moyer have generously sponsored an essay contest for junior members of the Association. The contest is open to children of current regular, or life members, of the Monticello Association. Membership must be current and validated by the Monticello Association Secretary by the contest deadline.
Participants are eligible for the following prizes:
Junior High School Essay Contest (Grades 6-8)
First Prize: $150
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $25
High School Essay Contest (Grades 9-12)
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $175
Third Prize: $75
In addition to protecting and preserving the Monticello Graveyard, the Monticello Association has the dual mission “to protect and perpetuate the reputation and fame of Thomas Jefferson and to encourage association and friendship among Mr. Jefferson’s descendants.” In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of our family association, essays should consider Mr. Jefferson as a real person. How does Thomas Jefferson relate personally to you and your family? What does it mean to be member of his family? How do think Jefferson affects how you see yourself and the world?
- The contest is open to children of current regular, or life members, of the Monticello Association. Membership must be current and validated by the Monticello Association Secretary by the contest deadline.
- Entrants in the Junior High School Essay Contest must be in grade 6, 7or 8, and entrants in the High School Essay Contest must be in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12.
- Essay submissions for the contest will be accepted starting January 1, 2013. The contest deadline is March 1, 2013.
- Essays must be at least 500 words but not more than 1250 words.
- Essays must be typed in 12-point font and double-spaced. Entries must be submitted with an entry form cover sheet.
- Essays must be the original work of the student.
- Although not required for the essay, any external sources must be properly cited with either parenthetical citations within the text or in footnotes. Please refer to a standard reference work such as The Chicago Manual of Style for proper formatting.
- Entrants have the choice of either submitting their essay online (preferred) or of mailing their essay. E-mail submissions must be sent as attachments in PDF or Word format with “Monticello Centennial Essay Contest” as the subject.
- All entrants must complete and submit an entry form; the form may be filled out and submitted electronically or printed and mailed with a copy of your essay.
- Essays should include no identifying information and must be submitted simultaneously with the entry form. A control number will be assigned to each essay to ensure anonymity during the judging process.
- E-mail submissions should be sent to email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, March 1, 2013.
- Mailed essays must be postmarked by Friday, March, 1, 2013, and should be mailed to:
Meredith R. Devendorf
Monticello Association Historian
5836 Islands Hwy.
Midway, GA 31320