High School and College students are invited to participate in an essay contest to actively support the 98th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide that will be held in Times Square on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2-4 pm. Co-sponsors of the contest include the Knights & Daughters of Vartan, www.kofv.org , an international Armenian fraternal organization with headquarters in the U.S. and Facing History and Ourselves, www.facinghistory.org, an international educational and professional development organization.
One winner and two runner-ups will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges. First place winner will receive $300, second place runner-up will receive $200 and third place runner-up will receive $100. The winners will also be recognized at the Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Times Square on Sunday, April 21, 2013 and depending on time constraints, may read their essays.
The question to address in this year’s essay is the following: Why is it important for schools nationwide to include the Armenian Genocide in the core curriculum?
The essay should be 800 words maximum, double-spaced 12 point Arial type: Please include student’s full name, age, teacher’s full name and subject area, name of high school or college, year in school, hometown/state, phone #, and email address at the top of each page of the essay.
The three winners will be contacted directly and announced to the mainstream and Armenian media the week of Monday, April 8.
Please submit essays via email by Friday, March 29, 2013 to email@example.com.
Founded in 1985 by the late Sam Azadian, former New Jersey resident, who lost four siblings during the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Times Square has honored the 1.5+ million Armenian lives lost during the horrific events of the 1915 Genocide of the Armenians by the Young Turk Government of the Ottoman Empire. This internationally-recognized annual event draws thousands of Armenians and non-Armenian participants to commemorate the solemn occasion. The event features speeches and tributes delivered by prominent political figures and civic leaders, officials of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan, representatives of major Armenian-American organizations, distinguished scholars and educators as well as high-ranking Armenian and non-Armenian clergy.