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International Achievement Week Observance

COMING SOON 

ESSAY CONTEST


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

Announcement of our Annual International High School Essay Contest 

As a mandated element of the 

Annual International Achievement Week Observance 

November 11 - 17, 2019

THEME, TOPIC, and DEADLINES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 2019.

Awards: Four College Scholarships 

1st Scholarship: $5,000 

2nd Scholarship: $3,000 

3rd Scholarship: $2,000

4th Scholarship: $1,000 

Eligibility: The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity . For the Sacramento area Epsilon Xi Chapter or Iota Mu Chapter

RULES  

  1. The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. 
  2. The type-written, double-spaced essay may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft Word.
  3. The essays are NOT to be sent to the Fraternity's Headquarters facility.  The essays must be sent to the local Chapter.
  4. Persons submitting manuscripts thereby grant to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. the right to keep the manuscripts and to exercise full publishing rights to them.
  5. Awards will be announced on or about June 1, 2020, and the decision of the judges will be final. 
  6. The manuscripts must present an adequate treatment of the essay topic. 
  7. Winners may be required to furnish written proof that they were enrolled in their respective high school at the time the essay was submitted. 
  8. Awards will be submitted to each winner, upon written verification from an institution of higher education that the individual has enrolled. Actual enrollment (not just acceptance) is required. 
  9. Awards must be claimed within 18 months after the announcement date to be valid. 


MORE INFORMATION WILL COME ONCE THE TOPIC IS DETERMINED




Essay Information

See format from last year's contest by selecting the file below.

Essay Contest Instruction 2018 (pdf)

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