Special to Atmore News
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore “Unity in the Community” is sponsoring the 2021 Black History Month Essay Contest, which is open to all middle and high school students in Atmore and surrounding areas. The theme for this year’s essay is “Celebrate, Motivate, Inspire.” Students are encouraged to submit an essay between 250-500 words describing an African American in history, in your life or community, who is making or has made a positive impact on history and how they have inspired you personally.
Essays must be the author’s original, unpublished work. The goal is to celebrate the contributions of African Americans in history and those who are making a difference in your community today.
A panel of judges from the English teachers will review the essays.
Rules: The panel will judge, and “score,” each eligible entry by assigning a point value to each eligible entry for each of the following, respective criteria: (a) degree to which the student applied the theme of “Celebrate, Motivate, Inspire”; (b) degree to which the chosen subject has made a positive impact on history and/or their community; (c) degree to which the chosen subject has inspired or impacted the life of the student / author; and (d) the originality of the story.
A grand prize will be awarded – one for each grade (total: 4 high school, 3 middle schools winner): monetary and gifts
A runner-up will be named – one each grade: 4 high school, 3 middle school winners): monetary and gifts
All submissions will receive a Certificate of Completion / Participation and a prize.
Due to COVID-19, all school counselors will schedule their own deadline for completion and awards.
For more information, contact Concerned Citizens at 313 N. Main Street, PO Box 373, Atmore, or call 251-294-0138 or 205-243-6166