88th Beauregard Parish Fair - Agricultural Fair
2016 ESSAY CONTEST RULES
Theme:“Not All Treasures Are Silver & Gold; What Do You
Think Louisiana’s Treasures Are And Why?”

RULES AND REGULATIONS:
1. Essay must contain between 500 and 800 words.

2. Name of contestant MUST NOT be written on the essay but must be
written on a separate sheet and clipped, not stapled to the essay.

3. On a separate sheet, contestants should follow this format:

Name:_______________________________________________________
Address:______________________________________________________
Grade:_______________________________________________________
Phone:_______________________________________________________
Parent’s Name:________________________________________________
School Name:__________________________________________________
Teacher:__________________________
Number of Words _________________
Fair Represented:___________________________________________

4. Essay must be handwritten or typed.

5. Spelling, grammar, phraseology, general interest, continually and adherence
to the theme will be determining factors for selecting the winning essay.

6. The categories:
A.- Grades 6-8
B.- Grades 9-12

7. Information used from sources should be acknowledged in a bibliography.

8. Pictures or diagrams can be included within context of essay or in
appropriate appendix.

9. Essays must be in the Central Office by noon
September 14, 2016
The Address is: Beauregard Central Office
202 West Third Street
DeRidder, LA 70634

10. Criteria for judging:
Content (Adherent to Theme)......................................40%
Grammar (Punctuation, Capitalization)........................25%
Continuity (Introduction, Body, Sentence structure,
and Conclusion)........................................20%
Spelling .......................................................................15%

11. Essay Prizes (Parish Level) (State Level)
                                   1st $25.00    1st $150.00
                                  2nd $15.00   2nd $100.00
                                  3rd $10.00   3rd $50.00
Winners will be awarded prizes Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the pavilion.
Teachers of First Place Winners at Parish level will be awarded $50.00.

12. All essays that go to state become the property of LAFF. The first place winner will be published in a collection by groups.

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