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Essay contest sponsored by the Huguenot Society of Maryland

December 11, 2000

Essay contest sponsored by the Huguenot Society of Maryland



$1,000 cash prize will be awarded.

The deadline is Thursday, March 15.

The contest is open to Maryland high school students in grades nine through 12.

Essays should analyze the military, political, economic and religious results of the fall of La Rochelle in 1628 for both the Huguenots in France and the French nation.

The essay must contain 2,000 to 5,000 words; be typed and double-spaced; use a minimum of six references, only one of which may be an encyclopedia; use footnotes based on The Modern Language Association handbook or other standard system; and include an entry form that provides the contestant's name, address, telephone number, school, grade, title of essay and approximate number of words.

Essays will be judged on historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of material, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness.

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The winner will be invited to read his or her paper at the May meeting of The Huguenot Society of Maryland, when the award will be presented.

Request an official entry form by writing to: The Huguenot Society of Maryland, in care of Richard L. Goodbar, 406 Brightwood Club Drive, Lutherville, Md. 21093-3630.

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