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DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018
THEME: "An Ideal Day in Louisiana"
The essay title will be "An Ideal Day in Louisiana."
•Resources should be listed on the official entry form. Students are encouraged to contact their local Chamber of Commerce, Visitor and Convention Bureau, Historical Societies, City Hall and public library for information concerning their area.
•Entries will be submitted on standard 8 ½” x 11” paper. Entries must be written by hand or typed by the student. Disabled students or students in the primary category may dictate to another person who may type or write their original work. These transcribers are not to alter in any manner their grammar or form of speech of the child. Handwritten entries are to be on one side of the paper, using additional sheets if necessary.
•Students are encouraged to keep a copy of their work. Entries will be returned to the district presidents.
•Student artwork will not affect judging.
•All participants are required to complete the official entry form, which authorizes the Louisiana PTA free use of any entry in any manner deemed appropriate by the Louisiana PTA. Students who have not completely filled out the form will not be eligible for the program. In situations where a student cannot fill out the entry form or write legibly, a parent may sign her/his name. A parent or legal guardian (not a teacher) also must sign the affirmation of originality and the permission clause.
•The essay will be accepted in a folder with pockets. Place the entry form in the left pocket and essay in the right pocket.
•All entries must be the work of the student alone. Entries done by two or more students are not permitted. Parents, friends and teachers must not assist the student in any way other than transportation during research. Each student must sign the affirmation sentence concerning originality. The number of entries that can be submitted is one per student.
•Entries that do not follow the guidelines or are received after the deadline will be disqualified.
The essay length:
SENIOR: no more than 1000 words
SPECIAL ARTIST: no more than 500 words
The essay must be about a specific area with content directly related to the theme.