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HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST

Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission

The Most Historic Place In My Town
Hunterdon County Junior Historian

Most Historic Place In My Town Composition Contest. 3rd and Fourth Grade Students are asked to write about any site in their town that they determine to be historic; houses, public buildings, graveyards, barns, stores, etc. All entries will be judged by retired teachers. Prizes will be awarded at the May 2, 2017 meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The rules for the Annual Essay Contest are as follows:

  • Any third or fourth grade student* County-wide may enter.
    * Determined by the grade level in which state and local history is studied in each school.  
  • Essays must be neatly printed, or typed using standard fonts such as Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Images are limited to two per essay.
  • Each essay must be the work of a single student (no group entries).
  • Source citations are required; i.e.: books researched, authors, interviews (with whom and when). If using deeds, the volume and page must be supplied. When using the internet as a reference, specific website(s) must be stated; listing "Google" or "the internet' as a source is not acceptable, nor is "personal knowledge". Essays without references will be disqualified from the competition.
  • Each teacher shall include an alphabetized list of participating students, their name and the name of the school
  • Essays may be submitted any time prior to 4pm Friday, March 31, 2017.
  • Mail to:
    Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
    PO Box 2900
    Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
    or hand-delivered to the Commission in the Planning Board offices:
    314 State Route 12, Building #1
    Route 12 County Complex
    Flemington, NJ 08822
  • DOWNLOAD OUR 2017 PRESS RELEASE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION

For over 20 years this county wide annual contest has served to raise awareness of county history, and meets state Core Curriculum Standards for teaching local history. 

See the Winners of our 2017 Awards.

 

Financial support for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission´s general operations and programs is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
NJSCA Discover NJ Arts

The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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