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A Call for Entries: Young Native Writers Essay Contest

April 17, 2009

Know a native high school student who loves to write? The deadline for the 2009 Holland+Knight Young Native Writers Essay Contest is fast approaching. The contest is open to Native American high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 who have a significant and current relationship with a Native American tribal community. High school students responding to this year’s writing contest should write an essay of no more than 1,200 words that addresses the following prompt:

Describe a crucial issue confronting your tribal community today. Explain how you hope to help your tribal community respond to this challenge and improve its future.

In addition to an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. with their teachers, the winners will also receive a scholarship of $1,000 – $5,000 to be paid to the college or university of their choice. For more information and instructions on how to submit your entry, go to http://nativewriters.hklaw.com. The deadline for this year’s contest is April 30, 2009.

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  1. January 12, 2010 9:36 pm

    The 2010 Young Native Writers Essay Contest has just been announced. Deadline for entries is 2010. The writing prompt, contest rules, and many more details at the web site: http://holocaust.hklaw.com

    Teachers of winning students are invited to participate in an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC with their students. Top five scholarships for essay winners: $2,500.

    For more information, contact nativewriters@hklaw.com

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