Essay Contest

Purpose: To promote writing across the disciplines.
Who May Enter: This contest will be open to any student submitting an essay related to the topic of democracy in a class at Moorpark College from the start of Fall 2008 until March 28th, 2009.
Essay Format: Expository Essay. 500 to 1,000 Words. The student must use 12 point type. Lines must be double spaced. The student's name should be on each page in the upper right-hand corner.
Award: The three top winners will read their essays during a special session on Multicultural Day. In addition, the top three essays will be printed in the Student Voice. Finally, 1st place will receive $100, 2nd place will receive $75 and 3rd place will receive $25. "Essays may be edited for length and/or published in an abbreviated format depending upon space."
Procedure: When an instructor from any discipline is submitted a piece of writing on the topic of democracy that he or she feels is of high merit, that instructor will inform his of her student that he or she is eligible to be a contestant in the Year of Democracy Essay Contest by attaching a form of congratulation with instructions to the student's paper.

This form will instruct the student to go to the Year of Democracy website, download the Entry and Permission to Publish form, and submit this form along with the essay to Mr. Birchman's mailbox.

Essays will be judged during the week of March 30th -3rd. Students will be notified at termination of judging.

To download the Essay Submission form, click here.

To download the Essay Rules and prize info, click here.

To download the YoD Research Guide, click here.