Georgia Civil War Commission
Essay Contest 2016-17
 
Topic
Georgia’s Civil War Diarists
The essay can be about one or all of the diarist that wrote about the War in Georgia. This site can help to determine where to start. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/civil-war-journals-diaries-and-memoirs
 
Categories
6th through 8th Grade
9th through 12th Grade
 
Prizes per Category
1st Place—$25 cash prize
2nd Place—$15 cash prize
3rd - $10 cash prize
Winning essays will be published during the month of April on the Georgia Civil War Commission FaceBook page with only the name of the student provided. All essays submitted will receive a certificate of participation.
 
Contest Rules
1.       Contest is open to all students in Georgia, 6th through 12th grade, public, private or homeschool.
2.      Essays must be at least (there is no word limit as long as scholarly thought process is still being used) 500 words for 6th through 8th grade and 750 words for 9th through 12th grade.
3.      A title page and bibliography page is required for all essays. Students should use the form that is taught at his/her school.
4.      Footnotes are required for 9th to 12th grade essays. The contestant should use the format taught at his/her school.
5.      Each essay must use a minimum of one book and one internet source. Wikipedia is not an allowable website source.
6.      All essays must be typed and submitted electronically to georgiacivilwarcommission@gmail.com
7.      Each essay entry must provide name of student, grade, teacher’s name, name of school, parent’s name, address, contact number, and email address.
8.     A student may only submit one essay.
9.      Failure to abide by these rules will disqualify the student’s essay.
10.  All essays must be emailed on or before February 1, 2017 to be considered. Winners will be announced on April 1, 2017.
 
Judging
All essays become the property of the Georgia Civil War Commission and will not be returned. A committee of judges will be given the essays to score. The highest total in each category will win first place. Any family member of a Commissioner is not eligible to compete.  

Georgia Civil War Commission
Art Contest 2016-17
 
Topic
The Common Georgia Soldier
 
Categories
K through 3rd Grade
4th through 6th Grade
 
Prizes per Category
1st Place—$25 cash prize
2nd Place—$15 cash prize
3rd - $10 cash prize
Winning artwork will be published during the month of April on the Georgia Civil War Commission FaceBook page with only the name of the student provided. All entries will receive a certificate of participation.
 
Contest Rules
1.       Contest is open to all students in Georgia, kindergarten through 6th grade, public, private or homeschool.
2.      The student may use his/ her imagination to create a unique image of the common soldier. Any medium that can be used on paper, which cannot exceed 12”x12”, is allowed.
3.      A short description of the artwork must be included with the entry.
4.      The entry must be appropriate for all age groups, not offensive or derogatory.
5.      Each entry must provide name of student, grade, teacher’s name, name of school, parent’s name, address, contact number, and email address.
6.      A student may only submit one entry.
7.      Failure to abide by these rules will disqualify the student’s artwork.
8.     All essays must be postmarked on or before January 20, 2017 to be considered. Winners will be announced on April 1, 2017.
9.      Mail all entries to 621 Forrest Ave, Griffin, GA 30224. Do not fold or bend the artwork. Questions and inquiries can be sent to georgiacivilwarcommission@gmail.com
 
Judging
All artwork become the property of the Georgia Civil War Commission and will not be returned. A committee of judges will be given the artwork to score. Postcards will be judged for creativity, clarity, and strength of message. The highest total in each category will win first place. Any family member of a Commissioner is not eligible to compete.