NY Times seeks essays on Civic Engagement

Posted by on March 12, 2004

The New York Times seeks student essays on Civic Engagement

Do you work towards making a difference in the quality of life in your community? Would you like to recognize an individual that takes civic action on your college campus or in the greater community?

The New York Times Knowledge Network and NYTimes.com invite you to participate in the "Student Perspectives" Essay Contest. We encourage you to share your views, in essay form, on the topic of "Civic Engagement."

To be eligible, you must write a 750-1,000 word essay on Civic Engagement and be a current undergraduate or graduate student. All essays must be submitted by April 16, 2004.

To read more about the New York Times’ definition of Civic Engagement, visit <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/collegespecial2/coll_aascu_defi.html">http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/collegespecial2/coll_aascu_defi.html</a>

At the end of the contest, the writers of five essays will be chosen as the grand prize winners of $200 gift certificates to Barnes & Noble! The five award-winning essays will also be published within the "Student Perspectives" section on The Knowledge Network.

To submit an entry, go to: <a href="http://iw.rtm.com/nytimes_studentperspectives/">http://iw.rtm.com/nytimes_studentperspectives/</a>

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