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St. Photios National Shrine 2022 National Essay Contest Announced

St. Photios National Shrine 2022 National Essay Contest Announced

The St. Photios National Shrine is proud to announce the theme for its annual essay contest. Most Americans treasure an immigrant story as it is a precious thread in the legacy of most families. There is a curiosity as to why the immigrant left their homeland. We wonder what opportunity presented itself for a change. We want to know what was met upon arrival in the New World and what course their life took.

Essay contest theme

In an essay of 950-1,050 words, compare and contrast the immigrant story of the Greek Colonists of 1768 with the immigrant story of a family member or of a personal friend.

Essay Contest Details

  • Participants must be between the ages of 13-19, divided into two age categories: 13-15 and 16-19.
  • Maximum word count: 950-1050.
  • A single essay, from each age category, will be selected as the winner by a committee and will receive a $1,000 each.
  • All participants will receive a certificate.
  • All essays become property of the St. Photios National Shrine and my be used for various publicity purposes, always with the byline of the author.
  • Submit essays NO LATER THAN December 2, 2022 via email to: Polexeni Maouris Hillier, Executive Director of the St. Photios National Shrine at [email protected] Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 8, 2022.

Essay contest prize:    $1,000

The St. Photios National Shrine 2021 Essay Contest

is made possible by the generosity of The Kathie D’Anna Charitable Fund.

Polexeni Maouris Hillier   

904-829-8205

[email protected]

 


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