Teen Essay Contest

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2013, you are invited to join a
Teen Essay Contest
Topic: “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion”
Deadline: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 (at 4 pm)
For information, please call Jewel at Chinatown Branch Library, (415)355-2888 or jewelchen@sfpl.org

Judging will be based on originality, grammar, coherence to the topic and more.
The rules:
• Age: 12-18
• Text should be written in English only, at least 1,000 words
• One entry per person
• Submission by email to: Chinatowntz@gmail.com
• Submission in person or by mail to: Jewel Chen, Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
• Include your name, address, school, grade, phone number and email address
• Essays will be divided into two age groups, middle school (Grade 6-8) and high school (Grade 9-12)
• Prizes for winners of each group: First place winners will receive a $50 gift card. Second place winners will receive gift cards for the total value of $35
• The winner’s essays will be posted on the San Francisco Public Library’s Teen web pages (Chinatown Teen’Zine Blog)

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