50th Ann Essay Writing Contest

50th Ann Essay Writing Contest

Do you enjoy writing AND proud of Foster City’s history? Show you love with Foster City essay contest that runs from now through November 29, 2021. To help celebrate Foster City’s 50th anniversary, the Foster City Historical Society’s sponsoring an essay writing contest.

  • First Place: $100;
  • Second Place: $75 (for each category)
    • Category 1: Elementary / Middle School Youth (exempt from fee)
    • Category 2: High School Youth (exempt from fee)
    • Category 3: Adults (generally 17 and older, but if person still in high school, then the individual will be grouped in category #2)

Foster City 50th Anniversary Essay Writing Context is Sponsored by the Foster City Historical Society. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Foster City in collaboration with the City of Foster City.

Essay Overview

An essay should reflect the writer’s personal outlook on life as gained through personal experience, but it must not be an editorial/opinion piece, a proposal to solve an existing geopolitical problem or a dogmatic expression of opinion. Stories in these categories may be written in any narrative point of view and must not exceed 3000 words in length. As related to the 50th Anniversary of Foster City, it would be anticipated such an essay could address a variety of topics, including to, but not limited to: one’s own personal experiences growing up here in Foster City, one’s thoughts and recollections on current life here in the city, the lifestyle you live, and including examples of really nice things you enjoy here plus some things that could be improved, and finally thoughts one could have about the future of our city. What should be our future vision including goals you would like to see accomplished in coming years?

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines:

Manuscripts must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. They must be double spaced on 8.5” x 11” white paper with the pages numbered at the top right-hand corner. Contestant’s name must not appear on the manuscript. No graphics or illustrations on manuscripts, please. The entry should not exceed 3,000 words in length. Manuscripts not conforming to said guidelines will be reviewed only at the judging staff’s discretion. Contest judges are not eligible to participate in this contest.

Judging Categories

The essay contest will be divided into three separate entrance categories, defined as follow:

  1. Elementary / Middle School Youth (exempt from fee)
  2. High School Youth (exempt from fee)
  3. Adults (generally 17 and older, but if person still in high school, than the
    individual will be grouped in the second category)
    Contest inform

Full details at https://bit.ly/fcessaycontest. Good luck to all who submit essays!

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