Contests- All grades

  • Buffalo News Editorial Cartoon Contest:   Three divisions based on grade in school 5-12.  Entry forms are available in guidance or at

    Rider University 31st Annual High School Writing Contest-Three categories to enter: Essay: write a personal essay on a topic of your choice of no more than 5 double spaced, typed pages, Fiction:  Write a short story of no more than 5 double spaced, typed pages, Poetry:  Write a poem of no more than 50 lines.  1st prize is $100.00 Complete entry requirements are available in guidance.

    Carter G. Woodson Essay Contest: " The Most Important African American Event in Western new York from 1974 - 2009" The contest is open to all young people in grades 4- 12. They must be written (printed or typed) in 500 words or less (200 minimum) on the above topic. The theme this year honors the 35th year of the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier.  Essays should be written about an African American event, program, election, etc. Explain what it is, the date that the event happened, what impact the event had on the community and why this event is important to you.  Interviews are acceptable and photos are welcome, but not required.  Essays must be received by Saturday February 6, 2010. Essays will be judged on contact, quality, and depth of research, clarity and neatness. Send to - Carter G. Woodson Essay Contest PO Box 63 Buffalo, NY 14207 or leave at the Frank Merriweather Branch Library 1324 Jefferson Avenue @ E. Utica Street.  For a complete outline of essay requirements as well as award categories stop in to guidance, room 224, or see your English teacher for a flyer.