NGC HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST
2011-2012 Theme is: “The Benefits of Community Gardens”
The High School Essay Contest is open to all High School students attending 9th through 12th grades. A $1,000 NGC Scholarship will be awarded to the National Winner. If the winner is an underclassman, the $1,000 scholarship will be held by NGC, Inc., without accrued interest, until such time that the student enters college. At that time, the money will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Officer of the college that the student will enter. The second place winner will receive $100. The contest must be sponsored by: single garden club, group of member clubs, councils or districts or a State Garden Club. All entries become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
ESSAY CONTEST RULES
Length of essay: Between 500-600words. The entry will be penalized if the essay does not conform to the required length. All words are to be counted. All entries must be typed and titled. Students should write the essay so it is suitable to be published in the NGC publication, The National Gardener.
GCFM Prizes for Essay Contest winners: 1st Prize: $200 2nd Prize $100 3rd Prize $75
Poetry and Essay Contest Deadline
Club entries must be sent by December 1, 2011 to your State Poetry & Essay Contest Chairman:
Martha Clouse, 5 Burnham Avenue, Saugus, MA 01906
For complete information go to: www.gcfm.org