High School Senior Essay Contest

Submission Deadline – October 31st

 

Prizes:

  • Statewide 1st Place Winner’s school will receive a $5,000 CASH PRIZE!
  • Local 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in Men’s & Women’s Division will receive a certificate.
  • Statewide winners in Men’s and Women’s Division will receive cash prizes: 
1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place 7th place 8th place 9th place 10th place
$2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $750 $500 $400 $350 $300 $250 $200

 

Requirements:

  • Any high school senior attending an Oklahoma public school may enter. Only one entry per student is allowed.
  • Required topic: The events of the past do not change; however, the way we view them does. What happens when we erect a monument to a person or event that is meant to memorialize heroic deeds for all of posterity, only to find that future generations do not consider those deeds so heroic anymore?  Or, when a certain portion of the population finds the monument to be offensive or a symbol of subjugation?  Select an American statue that may not be standing the test of time and explain the reasons why.
  • Essays must be submitted online, using Microsoft Word, no later than October 31, 2018. The web address to upload your Word document is below.
  • Essays must be the student’s original work.
  • The essay must be 1,000 – 1,250 words and include a Works Cited page listing all referenced materials in a generally accepted format, including any internet resources used.
  • Essays must be submitted in English, double-spaced, with a non-script font size, 12 or 14. Handwritten essays will not be accepted.
  • Essays will be professionally judged based on adherence to the prescribed topic, organization of material, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.
  • Entries become the property of the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma and will not be returned

 

How to submit entries:

Electronic submission is required. Upload essays in Word format along with all other requested information at this link: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3658172/Senior-Essay-Contest

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Questions?

Contact our office with any questions – we are happy to help! Email us at information@mcfok.org or call our office at 405-348-7500.

 

This program is sponsored by the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, as part of the Mason’s continuing commitment to public education.