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THE CONTEST: Write a short essay on one of the following two topics below. There will be two category levels for separate judging: grades 6-8 (an essay up to 250 words) and grades 9-12 (an essay up to 500 words), all double-spaced, 1” margins, using 12 point Times New Roman font.

Topic 1. Communities who have experienced genocide use the phrase “Never Again!” Answer the question, “What does the phrase Never Again! mean to me?”

Topic 2. The theme of the Walk to End Genocide is “Do Not Stand Idly By.” Answer the question, “What does Do Not Stand Idly By mean to me?”

WINNERS: The students who have written the top 5 papers submitted in each of the two grade level categories, and their teachers, will be called to the podium at the Walk for recognition and each will receive a cash prize of $25. The student who wrote the top essay selected in each of the two grade level categories then will be invited to present his/her paper from the stage before the Walk and each will receive an additional $50. Also, the top judged paper from each participating class will be placed in a booklet, available for perusal by those at the Walk.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Eligibility is open to public, private, or religious school classes whose teacher has agreed to assign the essay and select the top 5 for submission to Walk organizers for judging by a select panel of educators and anti-genocide activists.

SUBMISSION DEADLINESubmissions must be received by April 8th. Essays may be sent electronically to RichardYoung1941@msn.com or mailed to Walk to End Genocide c/o Richard Young, 11320 Willowbrook Drive, Potomac, MD 20854.

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