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Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission


The Most Historic Place In My Town

(See the 2013 Mini Historian of the Year)

PencilThe Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission once again sponsored a local history composition contest for students. Compositions entitled The Most Historic Place in My Town dealt with a multitude of sites, i.e.: houses, public buildings, graveyards, barns, etc.  Each participating school had cash prizewinners. 

The rules for the Annual Essay Contest were 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 may be submitted to the Commission at any time prior to 4 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 deadline. Entries may be mailed 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, Raritan Twp.

All essays are to be on 8-1/2" X 11" paper. Report covers are acceptable. Loose-leaf ring binders will NOT be accepted.

All essays MUST be neatly printed, typewritten, or computer generated.

Sources of information gathered by students MUST be included; i.e.: books researched, authors, interviews. If using deeds, the volume and page MUST be supplied.

Each teacher MUST include an alphabetized list of participating students along with a typewritten sheet stating name of school and teacher plus room number if applicable.


Awards will be given as follows:

  • Honorable Mention - “Honorable Mention” ribbon
  • 2nd Place School District - $10.00 and a “Second Place” ribbon
  • 1st Place School District - $25.00 and a "First Place" ribbon
  • 2nd Place County - $50.00 and a "Second Place - Hunterdon County" Ribbon
  • Grand Prize - $100.00 and a “2013 Hunterdon County Mini-Historian” sash

Prizes will be awarded at a May, 2014 (date TBA) Freeholder meeting which will be held at the Historic County Court House on Main Street in Flemington.

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