The 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 were submitted to the Commission on Friday, April 11, 2014 and sent 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 are NOT 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.
The 2014 Awards were 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 “2014 Hunterdon County Mini-Historian” sash
Prizes will be awarded at the May 20, 2014 Board of Chosen Freeholders Regular Board Meeting which will be held at the Historic County Court House on Main Street in Flemington. Ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm.