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The Ty Howard Essay Writing Contest


Ty Howard & InspiraGen Institute, LLC
PRESENT
The YOU Were Born to Be G.R.R.R.R.E.A.T.!!!!TM

Year 2015 Ė MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY WRITING CONTEST


Contest Official Post Date:  Tuesday, December 9, 2014



THE CONTEST
Students from the 6th, 7th and 8th grades (Middle School Level), and 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades (High School Level) who attend public or private school within the United States of America, can enter this essay contest by writing an essay that best depicts How The 8 Essentials of True GREATNESS Impacts Life.

The 8 Essentials of True GREATNESS are:
Essential Point #1:  Gifted
Essential Point #2:  Responsible
Essential Point #3:  Respectful
Essential Point #4:  Resourceful
Essential Point #5:  Resilient
Essential Point #6:  Educated
Essential Point #7:  Action-Driven
Essential Point #8:  Triumphant

GUIDELINES
1. All writers must be students in 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

2. All entries become the property of InspiraGen Institute LLC, and entries will not be returned.

3. One entry per student.

4. Each entry must be between 1000-3000 words (2-5 pages), typed or print handwritten (preferably typed), double-spaced and submitted on 8 1/2" x 11" white paper. No cursive writing will be accepted.

5. Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification.

6. Attached to each entry must be a completed contest entry form including the studentís name, studentís grade, teacher, guidance counselor, school name, schoolís address, studentís address and a parent/guardian name, email address and telephone number.

7. Qualifying entries must reflect the contest theme.

8. A completed parental waiver form must accompany each essay. The Parental Waiver Form and Contest Entry Form can be obtained by clicking on the red pdf file link below.

Download Student Essay Rules, Contest Entry Form
and Parental Waiver (.pdf)
  


9. ALL essay entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
• Theme Identified
• Strong Introduction and Connection to The 8 Essentials of True GREATNESS
• Personal Life Experience(s) Tied-In
• Evidence for Persuasion
• Clarity
• Accuracy of Their Observations and Support Resources
• Strong Conclusion
• Creativity of Assignment
• Flow of Writing
• Grammar Usage
• Free of any Grammatical, Spelling, or Punctuation Errors


10. Decisions of the judges are final.


*** While editorial suggestions from teachers, parents and other supportive adults are encouraged, the essay must reflect the student's own thoughts and work. All essays become the property of the contest committee and will not be returned.


THEME
How The 8 Essentials of True GREATNESS Impacts Life

JUDGING
A panel of professional writers will choose the winners.




PRIZES
Each school level (Middle School and High School) will be awarded the following prizes:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner receiving $200

One (1) 2nd Place Winners receiving $100

Three (3) 3rd Place Winners receiving $50


*** Monetary Prizes will be Paid By:  Friday, May 15, 2015




THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER'S BONUS PRIZE
The Grand Prize Winner Schoolís on both the middle school and high school level will receive a donated (complimentary, non-fee) Ty Howard Motivational Full-School Assembly Program delivered to their students. Each school will have from September 16, 2015 to May 16, 2016 to bring Mr. Ty Howard in to deliver his trademarked and award-winning "You Were Born to Be G.R.R.R.R.E.A.T.!!!!TM" presentation.

If the Grand Prize Contest Winner's school is located outside of an 100 mile driving radius, the grand prize contest winner's school will be required to pre- arrange and pay Ty Howard's travel and hotel stay expenses only.




CONTEST WINNERS
ALL Contest Winners will be recognized through their schoolís guidance counselor or teacher point of contact on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

CONTEST SCHEDULE
All entries must be mailed and postmarked by Wednesday, March 18, 2015.


Mail ALL Essay Entries to:
Ty Howard & InspiraGen Institute, LLC
Attn: Iím GRRRREAT Essay Contest
6400 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 134
Baltimore, Maryland 21228


*** While editorial suggestions from teachers, parents and other supportive adults are encouraged, the essay must reflect the student's own thoughts and work. All essays become the property of the contest committee and will not be returned.

• All dates are subject to change at the discretion of Ty Howard and InspiraGen Institute, LLC


Contact InspiraGen Institute, LLCís Office at (443) 982-7582 with any questions.


The Winners of The Ty Howard 2010 G.R.R.R.R.E.A.T.!!!! Essay Contest   


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If you have any questions about Ty's Essay Writing Contests, feel free to contact us:

Inspiragen Institute, LLC
6400 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 134
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
Phone: (443) 982-7582
Email: info{AT}dynamicyouthspeaker.com

 

 

 



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