Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest!
The American Immigration Council is proud to sponsor the annual Celebrate America Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest. The contest inspires educators to bring U.S. Immigration history and lessons into their classrooms and gives fifth graders the opportunity to explore America as a nation of immigrants.
5th Grade writers use the theme "Why I am Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants" to discuss their personal immigration experiences, learn about and share family histories or write about the broader questions of the challenges facing immigrants in a new land. Students enter their work in local contests which are sponsored by chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Each chapter forwards the local winning entry to the National Competition where entries are reviewed by a distinguished panel including U.S. senators, award-winning authors and noted journalists.
The national contest winner and her or his parents/guardians will attend a national event hosted by the American Immigration Council.
For this year's flyer, click here!
The office of Rodriguez & Moretzsohn has encouraged different schools in the area in the years 2016 and 2017 to participate in this contest, including Windsor Park Elementary, Incarnate Word Academy, and St. Patrick Catholic School. If you are interested in participating in this contest, feel free to contact our office!
Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize
Established in 2006, the Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize is an essay competition open to students in Year 12/IB1 (or equivalent). The first prize is £250, and there may also be a second prize of £150.
The deadline for entries is 12pm on Thursday 15th June, with winners announced Friday 23rd June.
The judges will look for originality of thought, a clear grasp of the issues, clarity in presentation and a critical approach to what has been read. Essays should be no more than 2500 words in length and should be on one of the topics listed below.
Titles for 2017 Entries:
– How can you know that you really exist?
– How important are our memories for our identity?
– ‘Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few … or the one” (Spock and Captain Kirk). Discuss.
– ‘Since philosophers cannot seem to agree on anything, philosophy is a sham.’ Discuss.
For more information, including the winning 2016 essays, please visit http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/study-us/schools-liaison/lloyd-davies-philosophy-prize