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Contest Rules

  • Open to students in both middle and high schools, grades 6-12.
  • Topic should explore Maine Native American History
  • Essays should be between 500-1,000 words, typed and double-spaced.
  • A registration form should accompany each essay or group of essays and can be mailed to the address listed on the form or submitted by email to sos.office@maine.gov .
  • Essay entries for an entire class may be submitted with one registration form; however, each entry must be clearly marked with the student's name, grade, school and a contact person's name .
  • Entries are due on November 8, 2013
  • Essays will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges, who will select a winner in both the middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) categories.