2020 Cultural Celebration Essay Contest

Essay Contest Flyer 2020b
Sponsored by the Dauphin County’s Cultural Celebration Task Force and Human Services Department for students between the ages of 6 to 18. 

Download Flyer and Contact Information Form HERE

The essay questions are as follows:

 Ages 6-10:  Describe a yearly diversity celebration in the United States and explain the importance of such a celebration - for example, Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Black History Month, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Essay length: 75-150 words.

Ages 11-14:   If you were to select a national hero who promoted diversity inclusion and equality rights to become a national holiday celebration, who would it be and why?Essay length: 150-250 words.   

Ages 15-18:  How can you get your school, including school administration and teachers, on board with diversity and inclusion initiatives? Essay length: 250-500 words.

  • Three winners will be chosen from each category, awarded cash prizes & recognized by the Dauphin County Commissioners.
  • Essays should include the participant’s name, school, grade, age, home address, home phone number and word count on the attached form.

This essay contest is open to any child in Dauphin County.   

AGE        WORD COUNT          1st  PLACE             2nd  PLACE               3rd  PLACE 
  6-10              75-150                  $   60.00                $30.00                     $25.00
11-14            150-250                  $100.00                 $50.00                    $40.00
15-18            250-500                  $140.00                 $65.00                    $40.00

The entry deadline is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 

Essays should be mailed or delivered to:
Dauphin County Administration Building
Dept. of Human Resources, Attn: Faye Fisher
2 S. Second Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17101