LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
2017 ESSAY CONTEST RULES
TOPIC: Not all treasures are silver and gold; what do you think Louisiana’s treasures are and why?
Rules and Regulations:
- Essay must contain between 500 and 800 words.
- Name of contestant MUST NOT be written on the essay but must be written on a separate sheet and clipped, not stapled to the essay.
- On a separate sheet, contestant should follow this format: Name, Address, Grade, Phone, Parent’s Name, School Name, and Fair/Festival Represented
- Essay may be handwritten or typed.
- Spelling, grammar, phraseology, general interest, continuity and adherence to theme will be determining factors for selecting the winning essay.
- The categories: A. Grades 6 - 8; B. Grades 9 - 12.
- Information used from sources should be acknowledged in a bibliography.
- Pictures or diagrams can be included within contest of essay or in appropriate appendix.
- Essay must be in the hands of Chairman no later than January 10, 2017.
- Criteria for judging: Content (adherence to theme) – 40%
- Grammar (punctuation, capitalization) – 25%
- Continuity (introduction, body, sentence structure, conclusion) – 20%
- Spelling – 15%
- Essay Prizes (State Level)**
- 1st : $150
3rd $ 75
- All essays become the property of LAFF. The first place winners will be published in a collection by groups.
**All fairs should use this theme on the local level for elimination purposes; only the top three winners should be submitted on state level.
Kelli Ritter Buller
1293 Lee Street
Ville Platte, La 70586