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Palm Bay Campus Black History Month Essay Contest

January 15, 2013 - All students currently enrolled in at least one course on the Palm Bay Campus can take part in this special essay contest that is part of the College's commemoration of Black History Month.

Contest Theme:
At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington

Compose a clear, well-written 500-600 word essay that responds to the following prompt:
Discuss the importance of One Hundred Years in relation to the theme “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.”

Please submit all essays to Ms. Pamela Gieswein at by January 31, 2013 by 5 p.m. Essays submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

The winning essay will be published on Eastern Florida State College’s website and will be eligible for the top prize.

Each essay will be assessed based on the following:
1.    Discussion of Content & Relevance
2.    Follows the convention of the English Language
3.    Follows the MLA guidelines
4.    Creativity

All students currently enrolled in at least one at the Palm Bay Campus are eligible to participate.

Click here to view a contest rubric that can help guide your entry and that explains the scoring process.

Please visit the Association for The Study of African American Life and History at for additional information.