Reminder: Edmonds Museum sponsoring Edmonds history essay contest for fourth graders

The City of Edmonds will celebrate its 125th anniversary on August 11, 2015.  Beginning as a lumbering camp and mill town, Edmonds was already a vibrant community when this photo was taken in 1905 (Photo from the Edmonds Historical Museum collection).
The City of Edmonds will celebrate its 125th anniversary on August 11, 2015. Beginning as a lumbering camp and mill town, Edmonds was already a vibrant community when this photo was taken in 1905 (Photo from the Edmonds Historical Museum collection).

The Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring an essay contest open to all fourth graders who live in and/or attend public or private school in Edmonds, or who are home-schooled at a comparable grade level. This contest is being held in conjunction with the City of Edmonds 125th Anniversary, which is being formally celebrated on Aug. 11, 2015 in downtown Edmonds.

The topic is: What were the three most important events in Edmonds’ history and why were they important?

Typed essays are to be double-spaced on 8½- by-11-inch paper. The body of the essay can be no less than one-and-a-half pages.
Handwritten essays are to be double-spaced on 8½-by-11-inch paper. Word count should be between 500 and 525 words.

Completed essays can be submitted in two ways:
Emailed as a PDF attachment.
– Mailed to Edmonds Historical Museum, Attn: Essay contest, 118 5th Ave. N., Edmonds, WA 98020

Classroom teachers are invited to make this a class project and mail all classroom essays in one envelope.

The deadline for submitting completed essays is May 22, 2015. Essays will be judged on originality and presentation. First-place prize will be $50, second place will be $25 and third place will be $15. The student winning first place and up to two adults will also be guests of honor at the Edmonds Museum’s annual Heritage Days dinner celebration in fall 2015.

In addition, the three prize-winning essays will be included in the Museum Time Capsule, which will be sealed on Aug. 11, 2015 as part of Edmonds’ gala 125th anniversary celebration.

You can read the complete set of rules here.

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