HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST
$900 IN PRIZE MONEY
DEADLINE – May 31, 2021
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $100
Any person, place or event concerning Santa Clara County from prehistory to the recent past. Check www.californiapioneers.com or the California Room at the Martin Luther King Library, San Jose, for past topics.
All persons are invited to enter.
CONTENTS – Each essay must be:
Minimum 3000 words, Maximum-10,000 words (approximately 10-30 pages text)
One inch margins.
Essay format should include:
1. COVER SHEET which contains information the Pioneers need in order to contact you:
California Pioneers of Santa Clara County Essay Contest
Year of Entry (2020-2021)
Title of Your Essay
Author’s Phone Number
2. TITLE PAGE which contains information you want the public to know, should your essay be selected as a winning essay and placed in the main public library in San Jose and on our website:
California Pioneers of Santa Clara County
Year of Entry
Title of Your Essay
[Lower left corner:]
Author’s Address (only if you want the public to know)
Author’s Phone Number (only if you want the public to know)
Author’s Email (only if you want the public to know)
3. Table of Contents.
4. Text begins with a short introduction, preface, or summary.
7. List of Sources (if any) such as persons, books or other items consulted.
ALL CATEGORY APPLICANTS MUST ADHERE TO THESE RULES:
All applicants must be submitted electronically in a standard document format (MSWord, Pages, or .PDF suggested) as an email attachment to SCCPioneers@Gmail.com prior to midnight on August 10, 2020
SCORING – Scoring by the essay judge committee of the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County will be based on:
Depth of research
All entrants retain Copyright to their works; however, by submitting your work, you grant the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County and all of their assigns and successors a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, publish, distribute, relicense, and reproduce the work for any purpose. The California Pioneers reserves the right to not award winners in certain categories if the essays submitted do not warrant winning status. The California Pioneers reserves the right to split award money among winners if there is a tie, or other unusual issue. Applicants who do not follow the rules of the contest will not be considered valid contest applications.
Winners will receive their awards at the Pioneers Quarterly Luncheon subsequent to the deadline. Winners will be given a complimentary lunch at the luncheon. Friends and relatives of the winners are welcome to join, at their cost. Winners are encouraged to, and may, make a brief presentation to the Pioneers membership at that time. Winners are not required to make a presentation. Winners receive, at no cost, a one year subscription to the Pioneers “Trailblazer” newsletter.
Contact Essay Committee Chair William Foley at SCCPioneers@gmail.com