HPGM Herman Gabriel Educational Assistance Fund
2022 Essay Contest

Cultivating Today’s Youth to become Tomorrow’s Leaders”

Purpose: To provide guidance and communicative skills with public speaking experience, within the context of a theme. To provide middle and high school students with an opportunity to express themselves, enhance their public speaking skills, promote self-confidence, educational enhancement and facilitate character building. 

GRADE LEVEL

ESSAY TOPIC

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

"Define what the word “responsibility” means to you. Then, write about what you feel most responsible for.”

The Essay Contest will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2PM virtually via ZOOM.

Eligibility: Contestants are students of Fort Bend County, Texas currently in grade 12 (graduating senior).

Length of Essay: Each contestant shall deliver a prepared Essay, which must be an original effort. The Essay must be at least 400 words and no more than 500 words. All entries must be of good taste, free from profane language and must reflect a positive image.

Presentation of Essay: Each contestant shall deliver the essay in a

  1. MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT
  2. 12pt ARIAL FONT
  3. CORRECT SPELLING, GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX

Judging and awarding points will be based on the following criteria:

ESSAY = 100 points

Title page (5 Points)
Font (12pt, Arial) (5 Points)
Numbered pages (5 Points)
Double-Spacing (5 Points)
Minimun Number of Words (400-500 count) (10 Points)
Cite Source Page (10pts)
Spelling (20 Points)
Organization/Flow (20 Points)
Grammar/Punctuation/Syntax (20 Points)

TOTAL POSSIBLE IS 100 POINTS

CONTEST JUDGES:

Ms. Tracy Jackson
Dr. Willie Capers
Mr. Rodney Cox
Dr. Ilene Harper
Dr. Michael O. Adams

EVENT COORDINATOR:

Bro. Davis Monroe

OBSERVER:

Bro. Ron Reynolds

How To Enter:  Fill out the form below and upload your essay via the same form.

If you are having any issues with the upload, please email your essay to: secretary@everreadylodge506.org

All applications must be received by 8/19/2022

Monetary Prizes will be awarded $350 (Tentative):

Grades 9th – 12th

1st place – LAPTOP

2nd place – $250

3rd place – $100

NOTE: The decisions of the judges are final, and no changes, alterations, or recalculations will take place after the results have been certified by the contest committee members and validated by the chairman of the contest committee.

 
  • PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION: (MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED)

  • I hereby consent and allow for my child to participate in the Ever Ready Lodge #506 Essay Contest. I grant permission to use my child’s photographs, recordings, or any other record of this event for any related purpose by Ever Ready Lodge #506. I understand that Ever Ready Lodge #506 reserves the right to cancel this event at any time or reject any entry that does not reflect a positive image. I also agree to abide by the contest guidelines and the judges’ decisions. Submission of this form equates to an electronic signature of the participant as well as the parent.
 

Verification