Contest Application and Rules
Date of Birth: _______ Grade: _____
Address: _______________________________ City: _____________ State: _____
School: ________________________ English Second Language Program Yes___
Essay Theme: César
Chávez inspired farm workers and millions of people
who never worked on a farm to commit themselves to social, economic and
civil rights activism. Césars
legacy, like the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., continues to educate,
inspire and empower people from all walks of life. He is a role model
for all Americans and for generations to come.
Essay Question: Should Congress declare a national holiday to honor
Awards / Grades / 1st Place
Division I (3-5) Apple iPod.
Division II (6-8) Apple iPod.
Division III (9-12) Apple iPod
Division I (Grades 3-5) 100 Word Essay
Division II (Grades 6-8) 250
Division III (Grades 9-12)
500 Word Essay
1. Prepare your essay by
researching the life and values of Cesar Chavez in books and valid websites.
2. Your essay should include:
the life and values of César
His contributions to society
Your beliefs on declaring a national holiday in honor of César
Chávez and stating reasons why you agree or disagree.
Winners will be selected from
each age group (3-5, 6-8, 9-12).
Winners will be honored at a special César
Chávez Day Celebration.
Winners will be notified by phone no later than Thursday, March 27, 2008.
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the above named individual, acknowledge that Univision, its parent company,
Entravision and Washoe County School District may utilize winning essays,
photographs and information of named individual for publicity and/or media
purposes. I consent to such uses and hereby waive all rights to compensation.
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Signature of Parent/Guardian
/ Firma del padre o guardian: _______________________________________
Printed Name / Nombre: _________________________________
Date / Fecha: _____________________
1. Contest is open to all
active 3-12 grade students enrolled in Washoe County School District.
2. Requirements (failure to meet any requirement disqualifies the essay):
a. The essay must be either typewritten or neatly written in dark ink
and double spaced. Use one side of white paper 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Number
the pages consecutively.
b. Submit one copy of your essay. Attach an index card with your name,
mailing address, telephone number, and your school, grade, and teachers
c. Cite any quotations, borrowed ideas, and facts that are not general
knowledge. Any plagiarized work will be disqualified.
d. The essay must be written on the designated topic only, Should Congress
declare a national holiday to honor of César
e. The essay must be in English, except those written by students in
English Language Learner (ELL) classes.
f. All entries must be received by 12:00 (noon) on Monday, March 24,
2008 and submitted to via school mail or regular mail:
Rivas, Hispanic Liaison Specialist, Student Support Services
P.O. Box 30425
Reno, NV 89520-3425
g. Entries will not be returned.
A distinguished group of local
educators and César
Chávez Community Celebration Planning Committee members
will judge the essays. Judging guidelines include:
Does the essay demonstrate
an understanding of the life accomplishments and values of César
Does the essay address the essay question Should Congress declare
a national holiday to honor César
Does the essay persuade the reader?
2. Style: Is the essay original
and interesting? Is it written with understanding and conviction? Does
the personality of the writer come through?
3. Clarity of expression: Are the ideas clearly stated? Is the essay
well-organized? Does it have an effective beginning and conclusion?
4. Mechanics: Is grammar, spelling, and punctuation reasonable accurate?
Does the author cite all quotes, borrowed ideas, and the facts that
are NOT general knowledge? Does the essay stay within the word limit?
First, Second, and Third place
prizes will be awarded in each of the three divisions at the awards ceremony.
All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
On March 27, 2008 winners will
be notified. All winning entries will be displayed and prizes will be
presented at the awards ceremony at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino on
March 31, 2008.
Questions: Contact Fátima
Rivas at (775) 325-2076 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org