Historical essay contest

Gilroy – California Pioneers of Santa Clara County are holding the “2005 Historical Essay Contest,” open to anyone of high school age or older.

The topic may be on any person, group, place or event relevant to the history of Santa Clara County. Length must be between 3,000 and 10,000 words and the essay must be submitted in duplicate, each in an appropriate folder or stapled together. It must be typed, double-spaced, contain a title page, introduction or preface, table of contents and a bibliography. The title page must include name, address and telephone number of the entrant and students should include name of their school and teacher. Entrants grant the Society unlimited publishing rights to their essay. Copies will not be returned.

First prize is $500 and $100 to the teacher of the student, second prize is $250, third is $150 and three honorable mentions will be awarded $100. Prizes will be awarded at a luncheon June 4, 2005 at Louie’s Village Restaurant in San Jose.

Deadline is April 15. Send entries to Campbell, Warburton, et al, 111 West St. John St., suite 400, San Jose, CA 95113, attention: Helen MacCarthy.

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