Osiyo (“Hello” in the Cherokee Nation language)!
This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) email shares
information about the Holland & Knight Young Native
Writers Contest for high school students currently enrolled in grades
The Holland &
Knight Charitable Foundation seeks to promote education and
create new opportunities for youth. As part of that effort, the foundation
partners with the National Museum of the American Indian
and the National Indian Education Association to
offer this exciting essay contest for Native American youth. Click on this link or scroll down
to learn more about contest details.
2014 PROMPT – IMAGES OF NATIVE AMERICA:
Write an essay about one or more of the cultural
images, symbols, or art forms that have been historically utilized by your
community (American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian) to communicate
a particular message/value or serve a specific purpose. The essay should:
the image(s), symbol(s) or art forms (hereinafter, collectively,
how the image was historically used by the community;
on your own experience (including your thoughts and feelings) with the
why or how the image is still relevant today.
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: All
essays must be submitted by email in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Essays
sent by regular mail, fax, or any other method will be disqualified. You must
include your full name, email address and contact telephone number in the
REFERENCES & RESEARCH IS REQUIRED: While this is a creative writing project, research
must be an integral element of the writing process and essays must contain a
bibliography, works cited or reference page.
The following prizes will be awarded to essay
Five (5) First-Place Winners will each receive an
expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the National Museum of the
American Indian and other prominent sites as part of Scholar Week (July 20 –
First-place winners will receive a special award for
display at home or school. In addition, first-place winners will receive a
scholarship of $2,500 to be paid directly to the college or university of his
or her choice.
Application Deadline: April 22, 2014
We encourage you to visit our website (www.cnay.org) for a comprehensive list of
available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant
opportunities, etc.). Thank you for your continued support and interest in
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