Women’s History Month Essay Contest Call for Entries – Nov 1 to Dec 31

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November 7, 2011

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The Commission for Women is partnering with Alice’s Kids, a local non-profit organization focused on providing resources and assistance to children in need, to host an essay contest in honor of Women’s History Month.

Every year in March, the Nation celebrates the unique contribution of women to our country’s growth and welfare. To commemorate March 2012’s Women’s History Month, the Commission for Women and Alice’s Kids invite high school seniors, from any public high school in Fairfax County, to submit an essay on the woman – past or present, public or private – who has served as the greatest inspiration in their lives. Essays will be judged based on content, persuasiveness and, of course, communication skill.

Cash awards will be granted to the top essayists ($1000 First Place; $500 Second Place; 9 $100 Honorable Mentions). Essays will be collected from November 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

Get more information on the essay contest. Please contact Sandy Bromley, 703-324-9494, TTY 703-324-5706 for additional information.


Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-533-5400; TTY 703-222-9452.


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