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Date:
February 7, 2020
Time:
5:00 PM
Location:
North Miami Public Library
Address:
835 NE 132 Street
North Miami, FL 33161
Contact:
305 891 5535
NoMi 2020 Black History Month Essay Contest
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2020 Black History Month Essay Contest Deadline

Friday, February 7, 2020

“Iconic African American Inventors” DEADLINE: February 7, 2020, 5 p.m. No Exceptions!

Write an essay about an African American inventor. The essay should discuss the invention, how it solved a problem, and how the invention improved the quality of life for all people.

RULES:
  1. The contest is open to 4th-12th graders.
  2. Essays must be original, 300 - 500 words, typed, double-spaced, on white paper and in the contestant’s own words.
  3. No photos or illustrations allowed with the essay.
  4. Student’s name and grade level must appear at the top of each page.
  5. All entries MUST be accompanied by an original entry form.
  6. All participants MUST have a Public Library card by February 7th.
DEADLINE:
Friday, February 7, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
All essays must be delivered to the
North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132 Street, North Miami, FL 33161.

CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m. at the North Miami Public Library
All contestants will receive awards!
Top winners must be present during the official 2020 Black History Month
Essay Contest Announcement to claim their prize.

ESSAY AWARD CATEGORIES:
  • Elementary School Contestants:
    First Place - $100
    Second Place - $75
    Third Place - $50
  • Middle School Contestants:
    First Place - $100
    Second Place - $75
    Third Place - $50
  • High School Contestants:
    First Place - $100
    Second Place - $75
    Third Place - $50