HIM 50th Visit Anniversary Essay Competition

HIM 50th Visit Anniversary Essay Competition

Greetings,

The H.I.M 50th Visit Commemoration Committee is pleased to announce that the HIM 50th Visit Anniversary Essay Competition is now open!

The competition targets youths ages 11 – 25 to research and produce an essay or a creative/artistic piece on the visit of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I to the Caribbean Region in April 1966.  The competition is divided into four age categories and open to youths locally and internationally inspired to make contribution. Please see documents below for age categories etc

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 essays in each age category and will include:
Recognition at the Founder’s Day Celebration at Haile Selassie Secondary High School
A chance to meet Haile Selassie’s grandson Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie

Most outstanding entries will be published (Publication to be decided)

Trophy, Cash Bursary; Book Certificates/Book basket; Sponsorship of booklist/book wish-list

The documents linked below will provide more information on the competition including:

    • Category Guidelines
    • Proposed Essay Questions and Topics
    • Guidelines for Entry
    • Competition Rules and Regulations
    • Submission Guidelines
    • Deadlines

Please note that more information will be posted on the competition’s Facebook page. We encourage all to like and follow the page.
Please share this information widely as we hope to engage youth on an international level.

After much deliberation, the H.I.M 50th Visit Commemoration Committee has decided to extend the deadline of the HIM 50th Visit Anniversary Essay competition to MAY 16, 2016. Winners will be announced and presented during African Liberation Day Celebrations on May 25, 2016.

How to Enter:

1. Electronically: Fill out entry form online by selecting the following link or clicking the “Sign Up” button on the Facebook page.

Submit essay by email to negusvisit@gmail.comPLEASE NOTE THE GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS.

2. Manually: Download and fill out the attached entry form.  Submit entry form and essay by dropping off or mailing to:

HIM Visit Essay Competition
c/o Rastafari Studies Centre – Special Project,
22 West Road,
UWI Mona,
Kingston 7.

IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, PROVISIONS FOR PICK UP OR OTHER MEANS OF SUBMISSION WITHIN KINGSTON JAMAICA CAN BE MADE IF DETAILS ARE TEXTED TO 478 – 8976 BY APRIL 8, 2016.

Entry form and generla information (including rules, essay topics, age categories etc.):

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